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Court Holds Amendments to Heritage Tree Ordinance Are not Exempt from CEQA

Posted in CEQA, Recent Court Decisions
The California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) exempts governmental actions to protect natural resources and the environment from the requirement to prepare an environmental impact report.  In a recent case, a court clarified what standard agencies must meet to justify the use of these exemptions, known by practitioners as the “Class 7” and “Class 8” exemptions.… Continue Reading