On April 18, 2022, the PAG filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate in Riverside Superior Court. Our attorneys cited four causes of action.
#1 – Violation of CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)
This relates to the Environmental Impact Report.
#2 – Violation of Rights to Due Process
This relates to Council members showing clear advocacy FOR the project before the discussion and vote.
#3 – Violation of Banning Municipal Code
This relates to Council members showing a clear bias FOR the project before the discussion and vote.
#4 – Violations of State planning and zoning laws, Banning Municipal Code and Banning City Council resolution 2005-91.
This relates to the City’s General Plan and Specific Plan. The Writ is shown below.