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Suit over Lennar EIR could force changes in bridge on Yosemite Slough

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A proposed bridge over Yosemite Slough has environmentalists going to court

As Feinstein observed, "The CSPF does great work, but they are not usually advocates for conservation and biodiversity. That is what the club and Audubon Society does."

Stuart Flashman, attorney for the Sierra Club and the Golden Gate Audubon Society, said that in the long run the lawsuit won't stop the project from going forward. "But in the short term, if the court finds that the EIR wasn't adequate and that there are significant impacts from the bridge that could have been avoided, then the city has to go back and redo that part of the EIR, a process that could take two to four months. And if they conclude, yeah, the impacts from the bridge are unavoidable, then they'd have to redo it to go around the slough."

Flashman says he hasn't seen the proposal CPSF and Lennar are working on. "But as part of this suit, we are required to sit down with the city and see if we can settle — and we are hopeful we can do that."

Comments

The impact of the regional issues, trucks barreling down third, a T-Street rail that is not reliable, toxic issues needing remedy, and housing that is un-affordable to the existing community are critical in terms of what occurs here. The need to apply the federal money to fix the issues is required. The need to look at the bridge alternatives and include them in the solutions proposed should be automatic. When the city ignores the regional and larger scale issues in the rush to develop, you must look at why the "speedy" push to get the ball rolling. The following article on "Play at Work, or more at Play" - rebecca bowe, highlights the concerns when planners play developmental favorites, and pick solutions that ignore the most viable solutions that are community backed.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 08, 2010 @ 2:44 pm