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Martis Valley Plan lawsuit will be heard in Auburn

Conservationists and Placer County will present their differing opinions on the Martis Valley Community Plan’s legality on Monday in Auburn.

The legal arguments over the plan are set for Monday, March 21 at 9 a.m. at the DeWitt Center. Conservationists who sued the plan in early 2004, won an early victory this month when a judge tentatively ruled the plan illegal.

The oral arguments from both sides will be followed by a formal judgment by the court.

The Martis Valley Community Plan was adopted in 2003 by Placer County. While the county contends the plan will only allow approximately 6,000 new home to be built, environmental groups say the plan provides loopholes that could result in much greater development that has not been analyzed by the plan’s environmental review.