Foothill Conservancy Files Rare Lawsuit Against Amador County

Foothill Conservancy Files Rare Lawsuit Against Amador County

 

The Foothill Conservancy has filed a rare lawsuit against the County of Amador regarding the recently adopted General Plan. The group filed the lawsuit, their fourth since their inception, yesterday in Amador Superior Court, challenging the general plan and its related EIR. The petition asks the court to set aside the general plan and EIR and revise the EIR to address what the conservancy says are errors and inadequacies. Foothill Conservancy executive director Cecily Smith says they are disappointed that the County Board of Supervisors approved a general plan that “Fails to protect everything that makes Amador County a special place to live, work, retire and visit.” They specifically express concerns about environmental quality, scenic beauty, rural sprawl, gridlock and risk of wildland fire, among other things. The general plan will stay in place while the litigation is worked out. 

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