Rural Land Owners’ Association v. City of Lodi

(1983) 143 Cal.App.3d 1013

The Court of Appeal rejected a harmless error standard under CEQA. The court also held that the respondent city had failed to adequately respond to agencies’ comments on the EIR for a proposed development project. Finally, the court held that the city’s administrative findings were too ambiguous to apprise interested parties and a reviewing court of the basis for the city’s administrative action. [RMM Counsel of record: Michael H. Remy and Tina A. Thomas]