10 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santee
Document Title
Document Type
RIR - Revised Environmental Impact Rep
Present Land Use
Undeveloped / Planned Development / Planned Development
Document Description
NOTE: Review Per Lead Notice of Revised EIR regarding safety impacts for the Fanita Project in City of Santee regarding management of the open space areas (TM05-04, DR05-06) (SCH#2005061118). On October 10, 2008, the Honorable Linda B. Quinn conducted a hearing on a Petition for Writ of Mandate filed in San Diego Superior Court by Preserve Wild Santee, Center for Biological Diversity and Endangered Habitats League, Inc. challenging the EIR for the Fanita Ranch development certified by the City of Santee on December 5, 2007. After oral argument, the court upheld the EIR on all issues other than on the issues related to the EIR's conclusions regarding fire safety. This finding by the court was based upon the City's decision to decline to adopt the use of controlled burning and grazing of Project open space areas. The court, after further oral argument on January 30, 2009, issued a Limited Writ of Mandate directing the City of Santee to reconsider its determination that fire safety impacts are less than significant in the absence of controlled burns and grazing. The court further directed the City of Santee to take all relevant actions necessary to comply with CEQA related to this issue. In compliance with CEQA and the court's direction, the City of Santee has prepared a Revised Environmental Impact Report ("REIR") regarding the fire safety impacts, with a particular focus on the open space preserve areas of the Fanita Project.

Contact Information

Kevin Mallory
Agency Name
City of Santee
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Cross Streets
Northern terminus of Fanita Parkway and Cuyamaca Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 52, SR 67, and SR 125
Gillespie Field
Cajon Park ES/MS, West Hills HS
Sycamore Creek and San Diego River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Residential (Units 1,380, Acres 2600)
Local Actions
Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Revised EIR
Project Issues
Revised EIR-Wildland Fire
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Cal Fire
Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control, Cal Fire

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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