Kerr and Wagstaffe represented Marin Emergency Radio Authority (“MERA”), a joint powers authority formed by the County of Marin and numerous cities and local public safety agencies for the purpose of replacing the County’s outdated emergency radio system. Homeowners and citizens’ groups filed suit under CEQA to block installation of a key transmitter tower in Tiburon. The trial court found for the homeowners and blocked the construction of the tower. In a published decision, the Court of Appeal reversed in favor of MERA. Zack v. Marin Emergency Radio Authority, 118 Cal.App.4th 617, 633 (2004). The First District held that MERA was exempt from Tiburon’s zoning ordinances and that there was no violation of CEQA.
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