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

We’ve posted articles to our California Land Use & Development Law Report on a development that we think will be of interest to you. Our report publishes articles on recent legal and policy developments in the field of land use, environmental impact review, and permitting, and presents an easy way to keep current. You can choose to subscribe so that you don’t miss a single article.

Counties May Reenact Essential Features of an Ordinance Previously Repealed by Referendum After a “Material Change in Circumstances”
Kern County’s ordinance banning marijuana dispensaries was validly reenacted because a “material change in circumstances” had occurred since the County previously repealed a similar ordinance in response to a referendum petition.  County of Kern v. Alta Sierra Holistic Exchange Service, No. F077887 (5th Dist., March 6, 2020). In 2011, the County adopted an ordinance banning... Continue Reading

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Approves Historic Agreement for Protection of Monarch Butterflies
On April 8, 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the finalization of a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) for the monarch butterfly. Authorized by the Endangered Species Act, a CCAA is a voluntary conservation agreement that addresses the conservation needs of at-risk species before they are listed as endangered or threatened. Under... Continue Reading

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Non-Essential Construction No Longer Allowed Under New Bay Area Shelter-in-Place Orders
Environmental Compliance and COVID-19
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