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Appellate Court Gives Partial Credit To Regents On LRDP And Project EIR; however, Overall EIR Assignment Is Incomplete. Rowdy Students Partly To Blame.
In Make UC A Good Neighbor v. Regents of University of California (2023) 88 Cal.App.5th 656, the First Appellate District grappled with a university EIR that served two purposes: a long range development plan (“LRDP”) and a specific campus housing project. The LRDP serves as a master plan document for higher education facilities in the UC campus system. The…
2022 CEQA 4th QUARTER CUMULATIVE REVIEW
Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2022 4th Quarter cumulative CEQA update. This summary provides more in-depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog.
Over 40-years old, CEQA requires lead agencies to prepare environmental documents prior to granting discretionary approvals. CEQA documents are subject to numerous court decisions applying case law and the CEQA Guidelines. (Pub. Res. Code, §§ 21000, et seq.;…
California Court of Appeal Issues Wide-Ranging Takings Decision on The Constitutionality of Development Impact Fees
The Court of Appeal issues a significant published opinion in favor of a local government in a lawsuit that challenged legislatively imposed and under the development impact fees under the federal regulatory takings criteria in Nollan/Dolan, requirements of the state’s Mitigation Fee Act.…
2022 CEQA 2nd QUARTER REVIEW
Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2022 2nd Quarter cumulative CEQA update. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.
1. 2021 CEQA UPDATE
To read the 2021 cumulative CEQA review, click here: https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2022/01/articles/ceqa/2021-ceqa-4th-quarter-review/
2. CASES PENDING AT THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT
There are no CEQA cases pending at the California…
2021 California Housing Legislation Review
With another year in the books comes another truckload worth of new housing-related legislation. If you need to catch up, or just a refresher, Abbott & Kindermann, Inc., is here to provide you with the following review, as well as a handy statutory reference document for each of the bills (now laws) discussed, which can be found here.
Emerging Issues In Evaluating Wildfire Impacts Under CEQA: A Resource Guide
California’s wildfire season now spans nearly the full calendar year. For California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) practitioners, this means the enhanced scrutiny of wildfire and evacuation impact discussions in CEQA documents is an emerging issue that compels more robust CEQA evaluation than has traditionally been afforded to this topic. This new emphasis comes from revisions to the CEQA Guidelines (the…
Are The CEQA Reform Winds Finally Blowing In A New Direction?
Capitol intrigue is gathering steam as long-time state capitol insiders are quietly looking forward to a fiery legislative debate later this year centered on the holy grail of policymaking—CEQA Reform. Assemblymember Mo D’Eraté, head of the CEQA Reform Is Too Damn Hard! Caucus, is working with leading Democrats and the last elected Republican in the Assembly to fast track a…
2022 LAND USE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 1st BI-MONTHLY REVIEW
Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2022 1st Bi-Monthly cumulative Land Use and Local Government Review. This summary provides brief updates on recent land use and local government caselaw in 2022. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 2 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.
CASES PENDING AT THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT
There is 1 case pending…
2021 CEQA 4th QUARTER REVIEW
Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2021 4th Quarter cumulative CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in-depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.
2020 CEQA UPDATE
To read the 2020 cumulative CEQA review, click here: https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2021/01/articles/ceqa/2020-ceqa-4th-quarter-review/
CASES PENDING AT THE CALIFORNIA…