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    May 6

    Court Upholds Charging Fees To Project Opponents

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    Our friends at CBIA bring us the following legal update: The Second District Court of Appeal has approved a city’s right to charge a fee to a project opponent who appeals its CEQA decision from a planning commission to a city council.

    In Friends of Glendora v. City of Glendora, the City’s approval of a negative declaration (ND) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for a 125-bed assisted-living facility was challenged by neighbors of the project. After the planning commission approved the CEQA document, the opponents filed an appeal to the City Council. The City charged them $2,000 for the administrative costs of the appeal. The opponents paid the fee under protest. MORE