Santee filed a lawsuit against San Diego County over the pending expansion of the Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility.
The suit -- filed Wednesday in San Diego Superior Court -- claims the county violated multiple aspects of the California Environmental Quality Act in the approval of the project and certification of the final environmental impact report regarding the jail expansion.
A real estate management firm will also file a lawsuit over the expansion, according to Santee officials.
A Santee official said the city filed the suit because the city, its residents, staff and general public will suffer irreparable injury if the county's actions are not immediately set aside.
San Diego County certified the final environmental impact report on June 24 and plans to proceed with the expansion, which calls for replacing the existing 15-acre jail with a 45-acre detention compound in the heart of Santee's town center, according to Santee officials.
Las Colinas Detention Facility was originally built in Santee in the 1960s as a juvenile detention facility. In 1977, it was converted to an all-woman's jail and currently houses an average of 675 inmates per day.
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