by William Fulton on Aug 15, 2023
CEQA, Infill Exemption, Los Angeles, Noise
In an unpublished ruling, appellate court uses "noisy Berkeley students" precedent to rule that human noise could be a significant impact under CEQA, thus killing infill exemption for project near USC.
by William Fulton on Jul 30, 2023
CEQA, Hollywood, Housing, Housing Element, Infill Exemption, Rent Control
Because 40 rent-stabilized apartments would be eliminated by construction of a new hotel, an appellate court ruled that the city cannot ignore the goals and policies in its own housing element.