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Auburn Suing County Over Costco

In a case of City versus County, Auburn is suing Placer County over the process of bringing a Costco to North Auburn. The issue being that the county did not do an environmental impact report prior to signing a lease agreement with Costco.

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Auburn City Attorney, Michael Colantuono, says Placer County is jumping the gun and not following proper procedure to move forward with the project.

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As a result of Placer County’s actions, Auburn has elected to take legal action.

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The City is not alone with taking legal action against the county.

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Colantuono says that the two separate cases put additional pressure on the county to conduct a proper EIR before moving forward. The attorney believes the decisions will be made relatively quickly- especially if the two sides can reach agreement prior to going to trial.

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Colantuano clarifies that Auburn is not against a Costco coming to town, bu they want the county to follow proper procedure and let the EIR inform the decision making process.

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One of the issues that is required by CEQA is the effect a box store would have on the community in regards to the blighting that is created when box stores cause vacancies in areas surrounding the store.
Colantuono says the city has 10 days after the complaint is filed to mediate the issue and avoid a trial.

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