Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

August 18, 2020

Appellate Court Holds Public Agencies Must Retain Internal Email Correspondence Related to CEQA Projects On July 20, 2020, California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal published an opinion that may have far-reaching consequences for public agencies conducting environmental analysis under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  In Golden Door Properties, LLC v. Superior Court of San Diego County, the court held that the lead agency for a CEQA project must retain internal email correspondence for inclusion in the administrative record. …
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Written by Ellen M. Simmons