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County Declares Victory in Ridgeline Case

Nevada County is declaring victory in what has been nicknamed the “Visually Important Ridgeline case”. In a statement on the County’s weekly memo on their website Friday, it was reported “We are very pleased to report that the County prevailed on the trial of the inverse condemnation claim brought by Peter Lockyer and Juliet Erickson.” That’s the case where Lockyer and Erickson wanted to add on to their Penn Valley area home, but the county claimed that would violate an ordinance that protects unobstructed views along a ridgeline. County Counsel Allison Barratt-Green says the court had to decide if property rights were violated…

Listen to Allison Barratt-Green 1

The judge ruled no taking occurred…

Listen to Allison Barratt-Green 2

This case has cost the county well over 400-thousand dollars, and maybe closer to 600-thousand, but…

Listen to Allison Barratt-Green 3

Barratt-Green says the case is over with the judge’s ruling, however, an appeal is still under consideration.

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