Calaveras County is looking to quiet Lake Tulloch Resort’s oft-debated Bump parties in court, seeking an injunction against an event the county describes as a “public nuisance.”
The Sept. 4 lawsuit is backgrounded by a recently proposed retooling of the county’s special event permitting process, an effort that has heightened scrutiny not just of Bump parties, but similarly unpermitted events ranging from Murphys’ Ironstone Concert Series to Mountain Ranch’s Wood Whomp festival.
Pointing to the fact that neither of those venue’s owners had faced more than administrative fines, Lake Tulloch Resort owner Bernadette Cattaneo said she felt singled-out.
“I’m very disappointed that my business is being targeted,” Cattaneo said last week. “The county cutting us off from doing (Bump events) is going to effectively shut us down.”
County Counsel Janis Elliot declined to comment on ongoing litigation.
Look for a full report on the county filing in the Friday, Sept. 28 edition of the Enterprise.
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