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The California Land Use & Development Law Report
Legal Commentary on Planning and Development

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CEQA Challenges to EIR’s Biological and Emergency Evacuation Analyses Rejected

A court of appeal has denied CEQA challenges to the EIR for an apartment project, holding that analysis of biological impacts need not be based on surveys conducted in the same year the city issued its notice of preparation of the EIR. Save North Petaluma River and Wetlands v. City of Petaluma, 86 Cal.App.5th 207... Continue Reading…

EIR Invalidated for Failure to Analyze Potential Public Acquisition of Residentially Zoned Land

The EIR for a residential project has been struck down because its discussion of project alternatives did not analyze the possibility that public funds might be used to acquire the land for open space. Save the Hill Group v. City of Livermore, 76 Cal. App. 5th 1092 (2022). The project site was zoned residential and... Continue Reading…

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