At the April 2016 ICL meeting, Sup. Todd Spitzer and other county officials presented their view that the Sil-Mod Specific Plan is no longer seen as a binding, enforceable land-use and development document. The county's legal rationale was that the Plan had originally been passed by resolution instead of by ordinance.
In response to this, ICL along with three other canyon groups, voted funding to obtain a legal opinion from local attorney John McClendon, a senior partner with the Irvine law firm of Leibold McClendon and Mann. His analysis details why the county's view is legally incorrect.
This opinion has been sent to Sup. Spitzer. You can view it at the right (click the box at the lower right to view full-screen.). You can download it to your device using the link below.
The original Sil-Mod Specific Plan itself is available by clicking here.
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