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Suit against Sutter focuses on EIR, access agreement
North Bay Business Journal

Just two days after Sutter Health broke ground on its new $284 million hospital – a project nine years in the making – the North Sonoma County Healthcare District led a group of opposition in filing suit to block development.

The lawsuit, filed Sept. 22 in Sonoma County Superior Court, takes direct aim at the county and the Board of Supervisors for approving what plaintiffs describe as a “flawed and fragmented” environmental impact report that violates the California Environmental Quality Act, also known as CEQA. The suit also questions whether the 82-bed hospital is fully in line with the Health Care Access Agreement.