City of Hayward v. Board Cal. State Univ.Annotate this Case
The Board of Trustees of the California State University appealed a writ of mandate directing it to vacate its certification of an environmental impact report (EIR) prepared with respect to plans for the expansion of the California State University East Bay campus. The trial court agreed with plaintiffs-respondents City of Hayward and two local community groups, Hayward Area Planning Association and Old Highlands Homeowners Association, that the EIR failed to adequately analyze impacts on fire protection and public safety, traffic and parking, air quality, and parklands. In the Court of Appeal's initial opinion, it concluded that the EIR was adequate in all respects except that its analysis of potential environmental impacts to parkland was not supported by substantial evidence. The California Supreme Court granted review, and subsequently transferred the matter back to the Court of Appeal with directions to vacate its prior decision and reconsider the cause in light of "City of San Diego v. Board of Trustees of California State University' (61 Cal.4th 945 (2015)). After review of the parties’ supplemental briefing, the Court of Appeal reissued its opinion, and modified section 3(c) of the Discussion to reflect the holding of the Supreme Court in City of San Diego.