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Saggio Hills Case Victorious in Healdsburg

Hello my Friends,
Some local folks in Healdsburg have won a court case for Nature’s sake. Good Fun.
The following message was received this morning and it has some interesting news about how EIRs can be fought in Sonoma County. Trees can be saved and water supply is a real issue.
Anyway, please give me your thoughts, especially in regards to Burbank Ave. projects such as Roseland School and Burbank Housing. Also my friends the Salamanders. Thanks,
Duane De Witt,
On Nov 30, 2009, at 4:09 PM, warren watkins <owlwo@sonic.net> wrote:
Interested citizens BULLETIN:  HCSS low budget all female legal team has just received notice from the Superior Court of a BIG victory in the legal challenge of the Saggio Hills EIR!  Judge Robert Boyd agreed with the HCSS arguments that:  1) no range of viable feasible alternatives were studied,  2) no study was done on the consequences to vistas at the city’s Fox Pond Park,  and 3)water demand numbers for the project tree and scrub mitigations were omitted. The court victory for citizens justifies our efforts.  The impacts of the mega homes on the oak ridgeline need to be reduced, which was the focus of our challenge.  And, only time will tell whether residents of Healdsburg and throughout Sonoma County will be able to conserve enough water in the future to allow projects the scale of Saggio Hills to move forward. Thanks to supporters and contributors who can share in the victory of our petition(attached)  and the press release(attached) Warren Watkins HCSS supporter <HCSS decision.pdf>

Hello my Friends,

Some local folks in Healdsburg have won a court case for Nature’s sake. Good Fun.

The following message was received this morning and it has some interesting news about how EIRs can be fought in Sonoma County. Trees can be saved and water supply is a real issue.

Anyway, please give me your thoughts, especially in regards to Burbank Ave. projects such as Roseland School and Burbank Housing. Also my friends the Salamanders. Thanks,

Duane De Witt,

Interested citizens BULLETIN:  HCSS low budget all female legal team has just received notice from the Superior Court of a BIG victory in the legal challenge of the Saggio Hills EIR!  Judge Robert Boyd agreed with the HCSS arguments that:

1) no range of viable feasible alternatives were studied,

2) no study was done on the consequences to vistas at the city’s Fox Pond Park,  and

3)water demand numbers for the project tree and scrub mitigations were omitted.

The court victory for citizens justifies our efforts.  The impacts of the mega homes on the oak ridgeline need to be reduced, which was the focus of our challenge.  And, only time will tell whether residents of Healdsburg and throughout Sonoma County will be able to conserve enough water in the future to allow projects the scale of Saggio Hills to move forward.

Thanks to supporters and contributors who can share in the victory of our petition

Warren Watkins, HCSS supporter