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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.

Court Upholds Infill Development Categorical Exemption for Gas Station in Existing Shopping Center

In Protect Tustin Ranch v. City of Tustin, 70 Cal. App. 5th 951 (2021), the court of appeal upheld a city’s reliance on the infill development categorical exemption under CEQA for a new gas station in an existing shopping center in a commercial area. The petitioner, Protect Tustin Ranch, challenged the City of Tustin’s approval... Continue Reading…



Certification of Howard Terminal Project for Streamlined CEQA Review Under AB 734 Was Not Subject to AB 900 Deadlines

A California Court of Appeal held that special legislation providing fast-track judicial review to the Howard Terminal Project did not impose a deadline for the Governor to certify the project for streamlined environmental review under CEQA.  Pacific Merchant Shipping Association v. Newsom (Oakland Athletics Investment Group, LLC), 67 Cal. App. 5th 711 (2021). AB 900,... Continue Reading…



Court Invalidates EIR for Development of Lake Tahoe Resort

The EIR for development of a new resort at Squaw Valley failed to meaningfully address Lake Tahoe as part of the environmental setting and was deficient in its analysis of water quality, air quality, and noise impacts. In a separate opinion, the court held that the County violated the Brown Act by placing a copy... Continue Reading…



Recent Articles:
CEQA Existing Facilities Exemption Inapplicable to Unlined Landfills and Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies not Required Where Public Notice of Intent to Rely on a CEQA Exemption is Inadequate
Agreement to Extend Statute of Limitations for CEQA Claim Was Ineffective Because It Did Not Include an Indispensable Party
Court Upholds Key Provisions of Housing Accountability Act
Pursuit of State Administrative Remedies Not Necessary to Obtain Final Decision for Federal Takings Claim
Developer Established a Prima Facie Case That Project Opponents Lacked Probable Cause and Acted with Malice in Pursuing CEQA Litigation
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