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Except for two minor adjustments, all cities lose their appeals. Half of Orange County cities appealed.
Council has taken first vote, but it will be several more months at least before the new policy allowing up to four units on every parcel is formally adopted.
... There's no remedy in the law when a lead agency fails to notify an interested party, even though it's against the law.
In Marin City, a clever developer is building a project double the allowed size with very little parking and few other amenities -- and the county couldn't do anything to stop it.
Marin County is elite, but Marin City is not. Yet that's where the county's first SB 35 project is going.
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Throughout California and beyond, distant suburbs and resort towns are seeing a surge in population -- and home sales. But will the trend stick after the pandemic?
A lifetime urban dweller, Donald Trump was an anti-city president. Biden is a lifelong Amtrak rider -- and California urban planning is likely to change with him at the helm.
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.
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.
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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