P.A.U.S.E. v. Valley Center Sewer Assessment District -
Julie represented a group of citizens opposed to the formation of a sewer assessment
district during her second year of law school. Despite years of momentum behind
the district and strong support from local political leaders, Julie was able
to convince the Board of Supervisors that the district was not viable and would
result in excessive costs to individual property owners. The Board of Supervisors
denied formation of the district.
Sierra Club v. Imperial County - Julie represented the San Diego Chapter of
the Sierra Club against Imperial County over their approval of a negative declaration
for a new wallboard manufacturing built by United States Gypsum Corporation.
US Gypsum was proposing to use more than two thirds of the groundwater available
to the community of Ocotillo to service the plant and was not required to analyze
the impacts of this water usage on the groundwater basin. The Court of Appeals
ordered the Imperial County to shut down the plant until an Environmental Impact
Report is prepared.
Furgatch v. 22nd District Agricultural Association - Julie represented a local
Del Mar resident against the development of a shopping center and entertainment
complex on the site of an existing driving range. She, along with many other
community activists successfully convinced the Ag District to drop the project
due to anticipated traffic congestion and impacts on the adjacent wetlands.
Sandy Lane v. San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority - Julie represents
a group of Del Mar residents in their challenge to the Environmental Impact
Report for the San Dieguito Wetlands Restoration Project. The San Diego Superior
Court found that the EIR was inadequate due to its failure to adequately address
the impacts of the project on shoreline erosion, water quality, traffic, public
safety and biology.