On Tuesday, July 14, a Press Conference will be held due to the lawsuit filed in San Francisco by the Placerville Historic Preservation League to correct the process for the controversial $90,000,000 New Placerville Courthouse project.
The public is encouraged and welcome to attend the Press Conference on the steps of the Historic Main Street Courthouse at 12pm, noon, Tuesday, July 14.
As stated in the Press Release, the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) failed to adequately disclose, analyze, and/or mitigate the Project’s impact on biological resources, impact on traffic and circulation, and the economic impact to the businesses in historic Placerville on Main Street that will lead to urban decay and blight.
According to the lawsuit, the Judicial Council prejudicially abused its discretion in violation of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in approving the project. The lack of public disclosure and appearance of conflict of interest has left the project mired in controversy. The League is asking the Judicial Council to set aside approval of the project until the Judicial Council decides to bring its project into compliance with the law.
A copy of the Press Release and the Writ of Mandate can be viewed here: