Order Denying Petition for Writ of Mandate on TI/YBI Project EIR

The City's approval of the Treasure Island Development Project, together with the project's Environmental Impact Report (EIR), had been challenged in a lawsuit from a citizens group headed by Aaron Peskin, a former Board of Supervisor president, and a local environmental advocacy group, Arc Ecology. Last Friday, the San Francisco Superior Court Judge Teri Jackson issued an order denying, in its entirety, the petitioner's "writ of mandate" ruling that the EIR that was certified by the City's Planning Commission and Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA), and approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2011, meets all of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) standards. The ruling upholds the certification of the EIR and all of the City's project approvals and reaffirms more than a decade of work that TIDA has undertaken together with the TI/YBI Citizens Advisory Board, Treasure Island Community Development, the Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative, Island residents, and many community groups to make this project a model of sustainable urban development and what will be San Francisco's newest eco-neighborhood

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