by William Fulton on Sep 2, 2023
Ballot Measures, Builder's Remedy, Housing, Housing Element, Inverse Condemnation, La Habra
Orange County judge sides with city in homebuilder's attempt to develop golf course property. City says Lennar's builder's remedy application is incomplete
by William Fulton on Aug 6, 2023
Ballot Measures, Initiatives, Monterey County, Oil, Pre-emption
California Supreme Court concludes that localities may regulate the location of oil drilling, but the allowable methods must be determined by the Department of Conservation.
by Josh Stephens on May 1, 2023
Ballot Measures, Housing, Los Angeles
A well intentioned ballot measure to raise affordable housing funds from big-dollar real estate transfers could kill the housing Los Angeles needs most.
by Josh Stephens on Nov 14, 2022
Ballot Measures, Elections, Housing
But measures calling for increased housing development potential met decidedly mixed results.
by Josh Stephens on Jun 23, 2022
Ballot Measures, Chino, Marin County, San Francisco, Santa Cruz
Transportation bond fails in San Francisco, while Santa Cruz voters apparently favor rails over trails. Meanwhile, Chino voters approved a housing element update.
by Sarah Klearman on Jun 6, 2021
Agricultural Land, Ballot Measures, San Benito County
Major auto testing and technology center likely to move forward -- even though the plan has been shot down by the voters once.
by William Fulton on May 10, 2021
Ballot Measures, El Dorado County, Exactions, General Plan, Traffic Mitigation
Court also concludes the requirement calling for all roads to be built before any private development is constructed runs afoul of the Nollan/Dolan doctrine.
by Sarah Klearman on Dec 6, 2020
Ballot Measures, Housing, RHNA, San Mateo
Peninsula city must meet ambitious RHNA target -- but passage of Measure Y maintains current height and density standards with little flexibility.
by CP&DR Staff on Nov 10, 2020
Ballot Measures, Rent Control, Urban Growth Boundaries
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.
by CP&DR Staff on Oct 25, 2020
Affordable housing, extension of vote requirements, several development projects all on ballots around the state.