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AB 2097 was celebrated as a pro-housing victory. But debate over the bill highlighted the growing gap between those who believe the market can solve the housing problem and those who don't.
Legal Briefs: RHNA Challenge, SB 330 Lawsuit
Pismo Beach tried to charge a self-storage facility $1.1 million in water fees. The company wanted to pay $62,000. Guess who won in court?
The Santee City Council rescinded the project's approvals, took a referendum off the ballot, and reapproved the project under an urgency ordinance not subject to referendum.
A tiny CSD in the Delta tried to put a measure on the ballot to dissolve itself. But the CSD didn't go through the LAFCO process and got its hand slapped by an appellate court.
Nobody expected 2022 to be a big year for housing production laws in Sacramento. But everybody was wrong.
But new legal case challenges clearance from BCDC
Residential building permits statewide are up 15% from last year and 35% from 2019.
Federal agency pre-empts actual licensing of hydroelectric system, but CEQA still applies to some state actions.
The state's MPOs will be sitting large amounts of cash to implement sustainable communities strategies -- a boon to local governments and planning consultants alike.
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.
The unprecedented step may suggest a new approach by the state to push local governments to approve housing more quickly.
Property owners can't be require to pay full cost of Broad Beach improvements, court rules.
If upheld on appeal, L.A. judge's ruling could completely upend the way cities interpret the consistence between general plans and zoning.
Judge finds "nothing new" in People's Park CEQA case, which is a companion to the enrollment case.
Beach Boulevard is getting a makeover for the 21st Century.
Mootness ruling in CEQA case doesn't prevent challenge to business license.
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