A PROJECT’S NEED FOR PUBLIC SERVICES: NOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REQUIRING MITIGATION

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Newsletter
July 10, 2012

 

 

 

 

A PROJECT’S NEED FOR PUBLIC SERVICES

 IS NOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REQUIRING MITIGATION

 

A project that adds homes and commercial buildings to a community typically increases the need for various municipal services, such as fire and police protection.  As the Court of Appeal recently confirmed in City of Hayward v. Board of Trustees, that need, though, is not itself an “environmental impact” of the project that the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) requires the project proponent to mitigate.  

 

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