PBS Video: Activists Win Lawsuit Against Trabuco Canyon Development

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This week on PBS SoCaL, we delve into a judge’s ruling that the county didn’t follow the law when approving new housing in Trabuco Canyon, along with other hot topics in local government.

When the Orange County Board of Supervisors last year approved the controversial Saddle Crest development, members of the board were called out for a faulty environmental study and the large amount of campaign contributions they received from the development’s backers.

But a Superior Court judge ruled last week that the project may not move forward, because the county failed to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act, state land-use law and the county’s own land-use plans.

We also discuss:

  • A judge set a March 17 trial date for a lawsuit alleging that Anaheim’s at large City Council elections violate the California Voting Rights Act.
  • A $134-million computer contract with Xerox was derailed after county supervisors took the company to task for tacking on nearly $27 million in new charges.

Voice of OC’s weekly news segments are broadcast on PBS SoCaL Wednesdays and Fridays at 5 p.m.

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