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Post-Prop. 64, California Cities Consider How to Go Green

Proposition 64 affirms that localities have significant discretion to decide whether and how to allow cannabis-related business activities, including cultivation, processing, and retail sales.

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Manhattan Beach Adopts Low-Profile Downtown Plan

Manhattan Beach wants to be the opposite of its namesake.

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San Diego Community Plans at Odds with General Plan, Climate Plan

City's CAP has received national praise. But community plans aren't following suit with more density.

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Insight: Creeping Incrementalism in Housing Policy?

There's momentum in Sacramento, but not for comprehensive reform.

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Budget Draft Includes Policy Principles, but Little Money, for Housing

Brown proposes major moves to increase housing production -- without more state money.

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Brown Act Defect Invalidates Walmart Initiative

Apple Valley accepted gift to pay for election without agendizing item.

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Dispute over Gas Station Erupts into Legal Battle in Sacramento

Affluent Curtis Park residents thought they were getting a mixed-use infill project.

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New General Plan Trumps Old Specific Plan, Cal Supremes Rule

City of Orange never incorporated old land use designation into new general plan -- and referendum killing housing project stands.

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California APA Chapter Launches Pro Bono Assistance

The California Chapter of the American Planning Association recently launched a program to help needy communities.

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General Plan Policy Not Sufficient For Insignificance

Meeting established thresholds under CEQA still not enough to satisfy appellate court.

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Revamp of Fresno Plans, Zoning Code Aims to Create "Next Great American Downtown"

Will this time be the charm for one of California's most eternally troubled central business districts?

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Land Use Ballot Measure Results, Nov. 2016

Growth boundaries win, Chargers lose, activists in Santa Monica lose, rent control splits.

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Financial Recovery, Dissolution of Redevelopment Mark McKenzie's Career at Helm of League of Cities

Chris McKenzie recently announced his retirement as executive director of the League of California Cities. He spoke with CP&DR about his 17-year tenure. >>read more

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Insight: Bifurcated California

There are two Californias: The dense one and the sprawling one. Can they get along?

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SGC Criticized On Scoring for Senior Projects

Applications reclassified from "apartments" to "retirement community" for GHG reduction analysis.

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Mello Funds Can Replace General Tax Revenue

"Increased demand" from new development meets legal requirement.

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