Wednesday Feb 04 2009
Loomis files suit against its neighbor
By: Joyia Emard, Loomis News Staff Writer
Town claims Rocklin's EIR for new development is invalid
The Town of Loomis has filed a lawsuit against the City of Rocklin over their approval of the Rocklin Crossings project. According to the lawsuit filed by special counsell Donald Mooney, Loomis has asked the Placer County Superior Court to determine that Rocklin’s certification of the project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was invalid because it fails to satisfy the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. The lawsuit, filed on Dec. 24, states that the final EIR did not adequately analyze mitigation on “traffic, air quality, noise, urban decay and greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.” It further stated that the EIR failed to “disclose, analyze and mitigate the Project’s cumulative impacts, including cumulative traffic impacts,” nor did it provide a “reasonable range of alternatives that lessen the significant environmental impacts.” According to Loomis Town Manager Perry Beck, representatives from Loomis and Rocklin are continuing to meet to discuss issues raised in the suit.