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Given the number of housing bills that the legislature and governor focus on this session, it’s a wonder that they got anything else done. Nonetheless, they passed more than 50 laws related to land use this session.
Legal Briefs for Oct 15, 2017
Appellate case upholds CEQA exemption for condo project.
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What does all that legislative activity add up to?
North Bay commuter rail line may help developers more than commuters.
Tech giant plans huge campus near Diridon Station in Downtown San Jose.
A California Supreme Court decision seemed to upend a major provision of Proposition 13 and its companion laws. Exuberant as it is, that analysis is misguided.
Who pitted local governments against voters in the first place?
Cal Supremes distinguish between "local government" and "voters".
Air, rail, and highway access inspires Burbank to plan dynamic mixed-use district.
Los Gatos, Regional Housing Needs Allocation, Specific PlansCourt decision compels Los Gatos Town Council to walk back denial of project on city's last major undeveloped parcel.
Among other things, a 10-slide powerpoint isn't an LRDP.
State railroads -- like the High-Speed Rail project -- are not pre-empted by federal railroad law.
The document includes substantive changes, including brand-new discussions on environmental justice, infill development, and climate change.
Impediments remain -- but experts say neither engineering nor financing are the problems in reclaiming urban land.
The environmental review law often runs along a completely separate track from planning and policy processes -- thus causing a lot of confusion.
Justiecs overturn lower court but can't say what adequate GHG analysis would be in the future.
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