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Housing accountability unit will help local governments but also keep an eye on them.
Appellate court says citizen group can proceed with Brown Act lawsuit against ABAG regarding CASA Compact approval.
Appellate court overturns decision favoring Department of Finance.
Also on the legislative docket: Bills to restrict development in wildfire areas.
The property owners undertook a major renovation -- apparently beyond what the Coastal Development Permit allowed -- with city permits but without out telling the Coastal Commission.
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The pandemic, racial injustice, an end to California's population growth -- has California planning ever seen a year like this before?
Peninsula city must meet ambitious RHNA target -- but passage of Measure Y maintains current height and density standards with little flexibility.
The law has proven stubbornly resistant to reform. But cities and other lead agencies are learning how to end-run the whole process.
60% of Orange County cities challenge their targets, which are much higher than last time around
In followup to 2018 Cal Supremes ruling, appellate court rejects "partial decertification" of EIR.
1,000 homes have been built but appellate court rules county cannot use leftover redevelopment funds for public amenities.
Does the Embarcadero Institute's push to lower the state's housing need from 2 million to 1 million really change anything?
Embarcadero Institute says RHNA numbers are too high and the state should focus on affordable housing. The truth is we need both: more housing and more affordable housing.
Already an epic-scale tragedy, California's wildfires--consuming a record 4 million acres this year--are effectively shrinking the amount of land available for housing and prompting planners to make tough choices between growth and safety.
In the 20 or so cities where growth and development was on the ballot, voters mostly sided with anti-development forces. San Diego and Monterey Park were the exceptions.
Affordable housing, extension of vote requirements, several development projects all on ballots around the state
The population is going down for the first time ever. But California planning -- and its entire local government structure -- is based on the assumption of growth.
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