The group fighting a proposed development on part of the former Magee Ranch has hired an attorney to help its case.
Save Our Creek retained Dr. Stuart Flashman as part of its effort to stop the proposed SummerHill Homes development. Flashman's first order of business will be to represent Save Our Creek in its response to the upcoming Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), which is expected to be released by the Town of Danville before the end of the year.
Save Our Creek member Todd Gary said the group was thrilled to have Flashman on its team.
"He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table and we are confident that he will be a huge asset as local residents review the DEIR and challenge the project," Gary said.
Flashman joins the Save Our Creek group following the last-minute withdrawal of San Francisco-based environmental law firm Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger after a debate over conflicts of interest.
Shute assisted the Town in drafting its Measure S initiative, which requires a city-wide vote for projects requiring a land use designation change. Danville originally waived any question of conflicts of interest, but later reversed it decision, leaving SOC to look for new legal representation.