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Where's The Money?

At least $500 million in state and federal funds are available to help get planning departments past the COVID-19 financial crisis. More is likely on the way

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Where's The Money?

At least $500 million in state and federal funds are available to help get planning departments past the COVID-19 financial crisis. More is likely on the way.

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High CEQA Baseline Upheld

In an oil refinery case, a split appellate court said using 98th percentile instead of "average" pollution is okay.

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Housing Development Likely To Crash Because of COVID

Even entitled buildings won't be built unless they have financing

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Planning Departments Feel COVID-19's Fiscal Pain

Cities with big retail and tourists sectors are likely to experience the worst revenue drops immediately; can all cities keep their planners on the payroll?

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Ban On New Mailbu Vineyards Upheld

Appellate court says landowners didn't provide any compelling reason for the Coastal Commission not to prohibit them

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Modesto Resists Urge to Sprawl

New rail service connecting Modesto to the Bay Area and a renewed focus on infill development characterize the medium-term trends in one of California's agricultural hubs, according to Planning Manager Steve Mitchell

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Virus Crisis Forces Planning to Go Virtual

As the coronavirus shuts down California, planning departments across the state are adapting and staying on-task

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What Does California Housing Look Like In A Post-COVID World?

History suggests that construction coming out of the COVID recession will be slow. On the plus side, prices should stabilize.

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Appellate Court Upholds Overturning Agoura Hills Project Approval

Project is surrounded by development. But MND didn't fly on native plant and oak tree issues.

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Huntington Beach Ends One Housing Fight, with More to Come

Huntington Beach settled a lawsuit over housing with the state by tweaking a specific plan. More battles, and an allocation of 13,000 new units, loom

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The Wiener Backlash At The Polls

Slow-growth forces won land-use ballot measures all over the state in the March primary election.

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Walnut Creek Balances Downtown Density with Suburban Character

CP&DR spoke with Community Development Director Sandra Meyer, a 30-year veteran of planning in Walnut Creek, about how the city is planning for growth.

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Will Feds Tie Infrastructure Funds To Zoning Reform?

It's been a non-starter for years. But all the Democratic candidates are calling for it -- and Trump might not be far behind.

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San Diego Homeless Facility Moves Forward

Both appellate court and Coastal Commission side with city on conversion of Super 8 motel.

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What's On The March 2020 Ballot?

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A typical jumble of land-use measures -- but they suggest California's future direction.

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New Housing Laws Bring Design Standards to Fore

To cut down on discretionary review, new housing laws require cities to approve housing projects so long as they conform to "objective" design standards. Cities are scrambling to draft standards that promote housing and promote desired aesthetic goals.

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Wiener Loses Again. Or Does He?

SB 50 went down in flames once more. But the bill gave the state cover for other bills that would otherwise would have been considered radical. And RHNA is forcing upzoning all over the state.

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