Nos. A153583, A153585.

61 Cal.App.5th 1 (2021)

JOHN D. SWEENEY et al., Plaintiffs and Respondents, v. CALIFORNIA REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD, SAN FRANCISCO BAY REGION, et al., Defendants and Appellants. JOHN D. SWEENEY et al., Plaintiffs, Cross-defendants, and Respondents, v. SAN FRANCISCO BAY CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION et al., Defendants, Cross-complainants, and Appellants.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Three.

February 18, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Xavier Becerra , Attorney General, Robert W. Byrne , Assistant Attorney General, Annadel A. Almendras , Matthew G. Bullock , Daniel S. Harris and Joshua Patashnik , Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendants and Appellants and for Defendants, Cross-complainants, and Appellants.

Briscoe Ivester & Bazel, John Briscoe and Lawrence S. Bazel for Plaintiffs and Respondents and for Plaintiffs, Cross-defendants, and Respondents.

Jeff Mangels Butler & Mitchell, Kerry Shapiro and Martin Patrick Stratte as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Respondents and Plaintiffs, Cross-defendants, and Respondents.


Point Buckler (the Site) is a 39-acre tract located in Suisun Marsh. John D. Sweeney purchased the island and subsequently transferred ownership to Point Buckler Club, LLC (Club) (Sweeney and the Club are collectively referred to as Respondents). For months, Respondents undertook...

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