Description: Challenge to City approvals for development of a recreational vehicle storage facility.
Inland Oversight Committee v. City of Chino
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/31/2016 Ruling Petition for writ of mandate granted in part. The California Superior Court ruled that the City of Chino abused its discretion by making the determination, without the support of substantial evidence, that a recreational vehicle storage facility's air quality impacts would be less than significant. The court found that the environmental impact report's (EIR's) conclusion that the air quality and climate change impacts would be less than significant was not supported by substantial evidence, and that the failure to establish the methodology and assumptions used to reach this conclusion left an analytical gap that deprived the EIR of is sufficiency as an informational document. Due in part to the shortcomings in the air quality and climate change analysis, the City also failed to fulfill the requirement under the Chino Municipal Code of finding that the proposed general plan amendment and specific plan amendment would “not be detrimental to the public interest, health, safety, convenience or welfare of the city.” 07/14/2015 Petition for Writ of Mandate Download First amended petition for writ of mandate filed.