In unsurprising news, the battle over the Warriors' planned Mission Bay arena isn't over yet. When the arena breezed past a challenge to its Environmental Impact Report at the Board of Supervisors last month, opponents promised that they would consider suing. Now, the Mission Bay Alliance—a collection of stakeholders who oppose the arena over issues like traffic—and the mother of a six-year-old UCSF patient have joined forces to file a lawsuit against the project.
The lawsuit claims that San Francisco city officials violated the California Environmental Quality Act by not fully considering alternative locations for the arena and not adequately addressing traffic, air quality, and noise issues. The Warriors were planning to kick off construction in time to open the stadium for the 2018 basketball season, but the new lawsuit could delay that timeline.
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