Lighthouse Field Beach Rescue v. Santa Cruz, City of
Citation: 35 ELR 20165
No. No. H027491, (Cal. App. 6th Dist., 08/10/2005)
A court holds that a city violated the California Environmental Quality Act in adopting revisions to its general plan with regard to unleashed dogs at a state beach. The city's initial study failed to adequately describe the impacts of off-leash dog use at the beach. Once the informational requirements of a complete initial study have been met, the city may again determine whether a negative declaration, a mitigated negative declaration, or an environmental impact report is appropriate.