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California Voters Face Bumper Crop of Land Use Ballot Measures

More than 50 ballot measures around state deal with growth, transportation, parks.

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Future Redevelopment Housing Setaside Payments Can't Be Honored

3d district sounds weary in rejecting housing advocates' arguments.

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SGC Staff Proposes Funding $289 Million in Projects

Almost $100 goes to Bay Area, $76 million to SCAG

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Obama Toolkit Takes Cues From California

Administration's menu of policy options for housing development contains many familiar ideas.

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Legal Briefs

New cases on monks printing books in the woods and nude dancing in San Diego.

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Courts Can Withhold Disputed Redevelopment Funds

The state is prevented from doing so by Prop. 22 -- but judges are not.

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Coastal Act Trumps Density Bonus Act

Neighborhood character in Venice was a legitimate coastal issue, appellate court rules.

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Legislative Roundup: Brown Embraces Housing Bills Large and Small

CP&DR's rundown of land use legislation passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Brown in the 2016 session: "granny flats," density bonuses, and climate change regulations prevail.

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Inclusionary Housing Powers Reaffirmed By New Court Ruling

West Hollywood case builds on last year's ruling from San Jose.

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Briggs Loses San Diego Attorneys Fees Case

His nonprofit client was suspended when he started legal action against the city.

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Cal Supremes Give Lead Agencies Deference On "New" v. "Modified" Projects

San Mateo College case resolves conflict between appellate districts but plaintiffs still hope to win on remand.

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Legal Briefs: When Does A Wireless Company "Incommode the Public Use"?

When do wireless facilities "incommode the public use"?

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After Brown Signs New Law, State Floats GHG Reduction Ideas

Papers on "Vibrant Communities" & VMT reduction hint at state policy direction.

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Insight: New Climate Bills Likely to Put Pressures on SCSs

Burden to hit 2030 target will fall especially hard on MPOs if cap-and-trade program goes away. >>read more

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Placer County to Decide On Squaw Valley Resort Development

The proposed Village at Squaw Valley would transform the mountain’s currently threadbare base area into a multi-use destination. >>read more

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Coastal Commission Rejects Banning Ranch Proposal

A proposed development in Newport Beach that has become a crucible for the California Coastal Commission was overwhelmingly rejected, 9-1. >>read more

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Legal Briefs: CEQA-In-Reverse Affirmed on Remand

Appellate court distinguishes between "source" thresholds and "receptor" thresholds. >> read more

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Sepastopol Developer Wins $2.855 Million Judgment

Delays in city approval triggered legal fight between landowner and developer. >> read more

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