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Cal Supremes Uphold Local Telecom Ordinance

Cities can't stop telecommunication facilities from using the public way, but they can regulate what they look like and where they are.

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Marin Quarry's Non-Conforming Status Prevents Expansion

CEQA, Marin County, Non-conforming use, Quarry, San Rafael, Zoning Court says lack of additional environmental impacts are irrelevant in non-conforming situation

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Inland Growth Exceeds Coastal Growth At Last

More people have been added to the inland population since 2015 than to the coastal population. That's the first time that's ever happened.

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Updated CEQA Guidelines Finally Go Into Effect

SB 743 regulations are the highest of the latest update, six years in the making.

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"Delivering" San Francisco from Its Housing Crisis

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has charged Judson True with streamlining, promoting, coaxing, advising – and doing just about anything else necessary to speed projects through the city’s development pipeline.

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SB 50 Clears First Committee Hurdle

How far will Wiener bill go this year?

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Downtown Oakland Plan Seeks to Promote Affordability, Diversity, Arts

The preliminary draft of the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan includes the creation of up to 29,000 new housing units by 2040 and at least 50,000 new jobs

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Hopes for Downtown Santa Maria Rest on Pedestrian Plan

Santa Maria's downtown will get a new pedestrian plan that planners hope will bring the long-neglected area into the 21st century.

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Newsom Releases Details of Housing Plan

$250 Million in Planning Grants Would Be Tied To Higher Short-Term Production Goals.

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UC Merced Brings Knowledge Economy to Central Valley

City of Merced finds itself increasingly caught between two worlds: that of the traditional agricultural economy of the Central Valley, the knowledge-based economy of higher education

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Rooster Limit Is Constitutional

Seeking to crack down on cockfighting, Monterey County requires a permit to keep more than four.

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More Housing Bills Introduced

Bay Area's CASA Compact appears to be driving agenda in Sacramento.

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Gentrification On Steroids?

Will oppportunity zones help underserved neighborhoods -- or accelerate gentrification?

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Dollar General: The New Retail Villain

Small communities are fighting the stores, but usually they are allowed by local zoning.

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Wildfires, Housing Top Gordon's Priorities for Statewide Planning

Newly appointed Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Research Kate Gordon spoke with CP&DR’s Josh Stephens about her transition into the public sector as California’s de facto chief planner.

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Sacramento Gets Tough Around Light-Rail Stops

City bans auto-oriented uses such as fast-food and auto repair establishments.

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The Real CEQA Reform

Exemptions and ministerial processes are changing CEQA practice, end-running the law.

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