Settlement Protects Gateway to Lake TahoeSeptember 17, 2006
On behalf of a coalition of environmental groups, the firm successfully challenges the approval by Placer County of the Martis Valley Community Plan. The Plan would have allowed massive urban development at a key gateway to Lake Tahoe. (Sierra Watch et al. v. Placer County.) Following the challenge, the firm negotiates a series of innovative settlement agreements with private landowners in 2006 that provide an ongoing source of funding to preserve habitat and promote affordable housing in the Martis Valley gateway to Lake Tahoe.