The Association of Bay Area Governments has adopted a methodology for distributing fair-share housing units that directs housing growth to existing urban areas, especially those with jobs and transit, and downplays the trend of extensive development on the Bay Area's fringe.
Monterey County General Plan faces voter approval, a controversial Carmel Valley subdivision is back in court after EIR rejection 6 years ago, flood control in Sacramento continues to evolve, and dry cleaners in San Francisco pay for brownfeild clean up. >>read more
A controversial desert redevelopment project in California City has been invalidated by the Fifth District Court of Appeal, which rejected the eastern Kern County city's determination that the vacant land qualified as blighted because of its parcelization and lack of road access. >>read more
Correction. A story in the December edition regarding downtown Stockton contained two inaccuracies. Weber Point Event Center is 10 acres, not 17. Also, the 156 apartments for senior citizens on the upper floors of the Hotel Stockton have been filled since 2005.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission does not have to consider impacts of previously licensed Butte County dams on threatened Chinook salmon, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. >>read more