Town files ‘friend of the court’ brief in Martis Valley lawsuit | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Town files ‘friend of the court’ brief in Martis Valley lawsuit

David Bunker

The Town of Truckee will submit a legal brief in the lawsuit against Placer County’s Martis Valley Community Plan, asking the judge to recognize the town’s concerns over traffic and affordable housing impacts.The judge presiding over the lawsuit will decide whether the brief will be accepted by the court. An amicus curiae brief, Latin for “friend of the court,” will not make the town a party to the case, but will inform the court of the town’s “unique perspective that the court ought to consider,” said Town Attorney Dennis Crabb. Town Manager Steve Wright said that the brief will repeat the concerns of affordable housing and traffic that have been present in the numerous comment letters to Placer County on Martis Valley development. The town will also identify itself as a jurisdiction that will be affected by the outcome of the case. “We’re not going to be saying anything that we haven’t already said,” Wright said. The Martis Valley Community Plan, which allows for more than 6,000 new homes in the Martis Valley, was approved by the Placer County Board of Supervisors in December, but several environmental groups – headed by Nevada City-based Sierra Watch – filed litigation against the plan they say is “a nightmare of traffic, pavement and smog.


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User