County of Sacramento v. Sup. Ct., No. C062025
In an action against a county claiming violations of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), denial of county's motion to dismiss is reversed as, construing section 21167.4 as a whole, a request for a hearing in an action alleging noncompliance with the CEQA must be made in a writing filed with the court to avoid dismissal, and here, the plaintiff failed to file a written hearing request within the time allowed.
Filed December 29, 2009
Opinion by Judge Robie
For Appellant: Robert A. Ryan Jr., County Counsel and Krista C. Whitman, Deputy County Counsel; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and Arthur J. Friedman