California quarry developer reaches settlement agreement with citizens group, Sonoma County
A California developer has agreed to pay $240,000 in attorney fees for the opponents of his rock quarry project if they win the ongoing court challenge against the quarry, according to a report from The Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
The settlement was announced Tuesday.
Sonoma County approved developer John Barella’s proposed 70-acre quarry three years ago. The project would produce 11 million cubic yards of construction-grade rock over 20 years.
However, the Citizens Advocating for Roblar Rural Quality (CARRQ), concerned about water quality, took the approval to the Sonoma County Superior Court, where the county’s approval was struck down.
Barella and the county have appealed the case.
Barella, CARRQ and Sonoma County reached the settlement in which Barella has agreed to reimburse the initial $170,000 payment and pay $70,000 to cover CARRQ’s legal fees.
Holly Rickett, a deputy Sonoma County counsel, told the The Press Democrat that a hearing date before the appellate court is likely sometime this year or early next year.
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