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The experience with both the builder's remedy and SB 9 suggest that we may have too many laws going in too many different directions at the moment.
New public transit lines, extensions, and major upgrades have been opening up all over California lately. CP&DR reviews the impacts of these transformative, and not-so-transformative, projects.
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Reversing lower court, appellate panel rules that San Francisco erred in saying high school stadium lights can be exempted from CEQA
Short-term rental ordinance in Pacific Grove doesn't infringe on vested rights; Petaluma apartment building EIR upheld.
But measures calling for increased housing development potential met decidedly mixed results.
Judge rules that University of California acted properly under CEQA in approving project on "East Meadow" site. Citizen group's expert real estate analysis was not sufficient to combat the decision.
The Builder's Remedy could help transform a moribund power station into over 2,200 oceanside units.
An indequate EIR in Lincoln and a code enforcement officer chased through the city streets in Chino.
Shuttered state-run hospital could provide hundreds of units of housing in Sonoma County -- if a deal can be reached to maintain access to surrounding parklands.
San Francisco judge rejects YIMBY's argument that San Francisco should have approved the project in order to comply with the Housing Accountability Act. She said such an action is not possible with environmental review still pending.
The attorney who is helping developers bring over 4,000 units to Santa Monica nearly overnight shares the nuances of the newly powerful Builder's Remedy
Traffic mitigation fee conforms to Nollan/Dolan doctrine, appellate court rules.
If a CEQA exemption is connected to a project approval at the City Council level the exemption must be agendized even if the decision is delegated to the staff, appellate court rules.
Landowners claim San Jose downzoned their property but paid $96 million for similar property nearby.
It's been on the books for 30 years but hardly used. As the Santa Monica situation suggests, however, it could completely upend local planning for housing in California.
Elk Grove dispute highlights question in density bonus law over whether a specific plan's ground-floor retail standard is a "fundamental land use zoning standard" that can't be waived -- if such a thing exists.
Stepping into a longstanding dispute over fire protection service in Tracy, the San Joaquin LAFCO gets its wings clipped for trying to impose a proactive "detachment" policy.
Local governments must put together a report each year on progress toward housing goals. The state uses them to monitor the locals. But can locals use this information to their advantage too?
Planning Director: City of Mt. Shasta
Community Development Director: City of Oxnard
Planning Director: Town of Woodside
Community Development Director: City of Hermosa Beach
Community & Economic Development Director: City of San Bruno
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