by William Fulton on Sep 4, 2023
Housing, Housing Element, San Bernardino
City claims it just didn't have enough planning capacity to meet RHNA deadlines.
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, Builder's Remedy, Housing Element, La Cañada Flintridge
City claims HCD has no legal authority to approve housing elements -- and also claims the Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling knocks out AFFH argument
by William Fulton on Sep 2, 2023
Ballot Measures, Builder's Remedy, Housing, Housing Element, Inverse Condemnation, La Habra
Orange County judge sides with city in homebuilder's attempt to develop golf course property. City says Lennar's builder's remedy application is incomplete
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.
by Josh Stephens on Oct 31, 2022
Builders Remedy, Housing, Housing Accountability Act, Housing Element, Santa Monica
The attorney who is helping developers bring over 4,000 units to Santa Monica nearly overnight shares the nuances of the newly powerful Builder's Remedy.
by William Fulton on Oct 23, 2022
Housing, Housing Accountability Act, Housing Element, RHNA, Santa Monica
It's been on the books for 30 years but hardly used. As the Santa Monica situation suggests, however, it could completely upend local planning for housing in California.
by William Fulton on Aug 11, 2022
HCD, Housing, Housing Element, Newsom, San Francisco
Agency official says HCD has more open complaints about San Francisco than any other city in the state.
by CP&DR Staff on Jan 11, 2019
Housing, Housing Element, RHNA
Budget proposes $500 million carrot for housing production but significant sticks for failing to hit the mark. >>read more
by Josh Stephens on Dec 24, 2018
Ballot Measures, Encinitas, Housing Element
Judge keeps ordering Encinitas to prepare new housing element, but voters keep shooting it down. >>read more
by William Fulton on Sep 9, 2018
CEQA, Housing Element, San Francisco
It's a policy document that accommodates growth rather than inducing it, appellate court says. >>read more