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|Group's lawsuit challenging approval of Walmart in Tehachapi |
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"We are confident that the court will agree that the city's analysis was utterly deficient and both the city and Walmart need to do more to minimize or avoid the project's Environmental consequences, which the evidence shows are substantial," the press release said.
The City Council did not prepare the EIR, it hired an independent consulting company that took almost two years to complete the study.
Kern County Superior Court clerks told the Tehachapi News that it's possible the lawsuit had not been entered into the system as of noon Monday.
The city of Tehachapi was not able to comment at press time as it had received neither Tehachapi First's press release nor any notice of the lawsuit.
The city's legal counsel, Tom Schroeter, said he received a "notice of commencement of action" Monday afternoon that was dated June 17. Schroeter said he was advised of the notice by Walmart's legal counsel.
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"The judge would have a full record, the case gets argued and both sides can present their side," Schroeter said.
Tiffany Moffat, regional director of media relations for Walmart, said company officials are reviewing the suit and "look forward to partnering with the community to bring a store that Tehachapi residents want and need."
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Walmart has said that "if everything proceeds on schedule," its Tehachapi store is scheduled to open in early 2013.
Heather Baugh, assistant general counsel for CEQA, said the review process to void certification of an EIR under CEQA guidelines could take as much as two years.
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The City Council's approval of the project stipulated that Walmart must indemnify the city in case of challenges to the Environmental Impact Report.
Whether Walmart should be allowed to build in Tehachapi has been the topic of five public meetings, two of which drew more than 700 people; one lasted four hours.
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