by William Fulton on Sep 17, 2022
CEQA, Fanita Ranch, Housing, Santee
The Santee City Council rescinded the project's approvals, took a referendum off the ballot, and reapproved the project under an urgency ordinance not subject to referendum.
by William Fulton on Sep 5, 2022
Bay Conservation and Development Commission, CEQA, Oakland, Port, Stadiums
But new legal case challenges clearance from BCDC.
by William Fulton on Aug 29, 2022
Butte County, CEQA, FERC, Oroville, Plumas County, Water
Federal agency pre-empts actual licensing of hydroelectric system, but CEQA still applies to some state actions.
by William Fulton on Aug 14, 2022
CEQA, Farmland, Visalia
Visalia put an ag mitigation program in its general plan -- then abandoned it. Does the city have to study the impact of that policy choice? A judge in Tulare County says yes.
by Josh Stephens on Jul 31, 2022
Was Stanford the right place for John Doerr to park $1 billion for climate change? For that matter, are technological solutions the answer at all?
by William Fulton on Jul 31, 2022
Berkeley, CEQA, UC
Although Superior Court judge found "nothing new" and ruled for UC, an appellate panel has stayed the decision to move forward with the housing project.
by William Fulton on Jul 19, 2022
CEQA, Placer County, Self-Storage
Mootness ruling in CEQA case doesn't prevent challenge to business license.
by William Fulton on Jul 11, 2022
CEQA, Los Angeles, Mono County, water
Appellate court rules that 2018 reduction in water supply was done under a set of 2010 leases between the city's Department of Water & Power and leasing ranches in Mono County.
by William Fulton on Jun 7, 2022
California Planning, CEQA, General Plan, Housing, OPR
In preparing the new edition of Guide to California Planning, it became more clear to me than ever that there's tension between the urban California we live in and the suburban California the planning system is designed to create.
by William Fulton on May 29, 2022
CEQA, Mount Shasta, Siskiyou County, Water
When it doesn't allow the environmental impact report to analyze anything except the project that was proposed -- in this case, a Crystal Geyser bottling plant near Mount Shasta.