[fosc] abc7news.com: Oakland Residents Sue New Housing

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Tue Jun 27 21:04:44 PDT 2006

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Chimes Creek Homeowners File Citizen Suit against City of Oakland and 
DeSilva Gates

Oakland, Calif.  June 26, 2006 –   A Citizen Suit under the federal 
Clean Water Act was filed today in federal court by the Millsmont 
Homeowners Association, an unincorporated association representing 
residents along Chimes Creek in central East Oakland.  The suit charges 
the City of Oakland and DeSilva Gates Construction, L.L.P. with 
violations of their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System 
permits for stormwater and wastewater discharges as well as other 
violations under the Clean Water Act.  ...

  The full text of the Citizen Suit, the Press Release in pdf format, 
and the 60-Day Notice are posted on the Chimes Creek website at 
www.chimescreek.com.  Follow this link for images of the creek and 
sewer overflows: http://chimescreek.info/BankErosion/Flooding01.html

Channel 7 News at 6 pm today ran the following report:

Oakland Residents Sue New Housing
Some East Oakland residents have filed suit against the city and a 
major housing developer charging the project is adversely affecting 
their homes.  The city says it's really the homeowners' problem.  So 
the matter is going to court.


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