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California Appeals Court Dismisses As Moot Litigant’s Challenge to Planned Development Approval

CEQA Case Report: Understanding the Judicial Landscape for Development[i] By Christopher W. Garrett, Daniel P. Brunton, James A. Erselius, John D. Niemeyer, and Samantha K. Seikkula In an unpublished opinion issued February 20, 2018, Advocates for Better Cmty. Dev. v. City of Palm Springs, Case No. E066193, the California Court of Appeal dismissed as moot … Continue Reading

California Launches Major Rulemaking to Amend Low Carbon Fuel Standard

By Joshua T. Bledsoe, Michael Dreibelbis, and Max Friedman I. LCFS Readoption On February 19, 2015, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) will take feedback on proposed regulations implementing the readoption and updating of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), with formal readoption targeted for the Summer of 2015.  Triggered by legal defects during the … Continue Reading

California Supreme Court Decision Terminating Redevelopment Agencies Leaves Many Questions and Challenges

By Ursula Hyman and Daniel Van Fleet On December 29, 2011, in California Redevelopment Association v. Matosantos, the California Supreme Court (“Court”) upheld the constitutionality of AB 1X 26, a statute ending redevelopment agencies in the state.  In the same decision, the Court rejected AB 1X 27, which would have allowed a carve out for redevelopment agencies to … Continue Reading