Manatt’s Sean Matsler, a partner in the firm’s land use practice, was quoted by Law360 for an article examining real estate legislation that could be on the horizon for California in 2018.
One possibility, according to the publication, is that lawyers will make attempts to reform the California Environmental Quality Act, which was originally passed in 1970.
“I continue to hope that we will see meaningful CEQA reform before the end of Gov. Brown’s term,” said Matsler. “This economic recovery has brought with it home price and rent increases that hit all Californians. What we have started to see in recent years is legislators and the press making the connection between those price increases and CEQA’s abuses.”