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Environmental groups sue following city’s finalization of Altair approval


Last updated 1/21/2018 at Noon

Environmental groups sued the city of Temecula last week, alleging that the approval of the Altair project would severely limit mountain lion movement. Courtesy photo

Conservation groups sued the city of Temecula last week after the city council approved a high density mixed use development for the foothills west of Old Town.

The suit, filed in Riverside County Superior Court, argues that the 1,750-unit Altair project would endanger the local mountain lion population by disrupting important wildlife corridors. It was filed after city council members formally approved the project during a second reading Jan. 9.

A judge may now have to decide whether the city’s review of the project is adequate and whether it is actually in compliance with a regional c...

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