For Better or Worse, The Tuolomne Tactic Is Here to Stay
publication date: Sep 7, 2015
Just before Labor Day, Rick Caruso, the savvy real estate developer from Los Angeles, used the "Tuolomne Tactic" to end-run the California Environmental Quality Act in order to get a shopping center approved in Carlsbad.
Which means the score is now one Walmart in Tuolomne County, two football stadiums in L.A., and a shopping center in San Diego County. And that raises a pretty interesting question: How far will developers push the Tuolomne Tactic? And will the Legislature step in with a fix?
Not likely - which means California planning regulation just got even more convoluted than it was before. >>read more