November 6, 2020 In News

Friends of Oceano Dunes accuses APCD of operating unlawfully

Friends of the Oceano Dunes is asking the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Board (APCD) to void all actions taken by the hearing board since Oct. 2017, contending the board was operating unlawfully at that time.

November 19, 2019 In News

9th Circuit Orders Lower Court to Hear Friends’ Lawsuit Against Coastal Commission and State Parks’ Directors Over Dust Control Measures

the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena ruled in favor of Friends of Oceano Dunes, and directed a lower federal court to allow a lawsuit against the heads of the California Coastal Commission and California State Parks to proceed.

May 17, 2019 In News

Appellate Court Eliminates City of Alameda Fees on New Homes

California Court of Appeal (First District) in San Francisco issued a published opinion upholding a lower court’s decision that the City of Alameda’s “park impact fee” is invalid and unenforceable. This will help reduce the cost of building and buying a new home in Alameda.

October 25, 2017 In News

Oceano Dunes off-roaders sue to stop Coastal Commission’s dust-control efforts

By: MONICA VAUGHAN San Luis Obispo Tribune A group that represents off-roading enthusiasts says a “radical” five-year plan to decrease dust pollution from the Oceano Dunes would harm endangered species and was adopted after “last-minute substantial changes” that...

February 17, 2017 In News

Our Backyard: Stubborn to a Fault

Alameda’s refusal to settle lawsuits with a housing developer could cost the city nearly $30 million.

November 1, 2016 In News

Alameda Loses Two Court Battles Involving Waterfront Housing Project

Plus, a judge threw out the city’s developer impact fee, ruling that it violates state law. The decision could cost the city $35 million and threatens to delay the opening of Jean Sweeney Park.

October 26, 2016 In News

A Costly Fight Over Housing

In late August, Bay Area regional planners issued a report warning Alameda that it might not meet its housing goals. The report by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission stated that for Alameda to do its part in dealing with the increase in population and jobs in the Bay Area, the city needs to add 10,000 units of housing by 2040.

June 29, 2016 In News

Friends of Oceano Dunes awarded $378,273

The court awarded Friends of the Oceano Dunes $378,273 on Wednesday for attorney’s fees and court costs for litigation the group filed objecting to the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Board’s (APCD) dust rule.

April 8, 2016 In News

ORV Riders Rev Up Fight for Access to Dunes

The California Coastal Commission illegally issued emergency dust-control permits at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, off-road drivers said in court this week, in a long-running fight.Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Board’s (APCD) dust rule.

April 6, 2015 In News

Appeals court rules against Oceano Dunes dust rule

The California Court of Appeal in Ventura has ruled that the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District overstepped its authority when it required that Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area get an air permit in order to operate.