Description: Challenge to revisions to housing elements of the City’s general plan.
Latinos Unidos de Napa v. City of Napa
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/10/2013 Opinion Download Opinion issued affirming trial court's judgment denying Latinos Unidos' petition for writ of mandate against the City of Napa. An affordable housing advocacy organization challenged the City of Napa’s failure to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for revisions to housing elements of the City’s general plan and related actions. The City determined that the actions would not result in any new significant environmental effects not identified and mitigated in the EIR for the 1998 general plan. The California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s denial of the challenge. Citing substantial evidence in the administrative record that the actions would not have any new significant impacts, the Court of Appeal rejected petitioner’s contention that the City had failed to disclose the actions’ impacts and cumulative impacts on greenhouse gas emissions.