On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, Congress passed a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax reform of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
The newly adopted Affordable Housing Linkage Fee will be assessed against all commercial and residential developers in order to help pay for affordable housing in the city.
The California Supreme Court upheld the San Diego Association of Governments’ (SANDAG) Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) and concluded that CEQA does not necessarily mandate that the environmental impact report (EIR) include an analysis of consistency ...
In California, zoning must be consistent with the general plan. When a general plan amendment creates an inconsistency with the existing zoning, Government Code Section 65860(c) gives a local agency “a reasonable time” to bring the zoning into conformance with the general plan.
Can a landowner accept the benefits of a permit while simultaneously rejecting the burdens of that very same permit?
Many large private landowners record notices under the provisions of the Civil Code in order to ensure that public use of their property does not morph into an implied dedication of their land to the public.
The Supreme Court missed an opportunity to bring some clarity to the law of regulatory takings and, instead, made the law more confusing and less protective of the rights of property owners.
Manatt real estate partner Clayton B. Gantz and Stephen B. Friedman, president of SB Friedman Development Advisors, co-authored an article titled “Public/Private Partnerships,” which appeared in the March/April issue of LandWrites.
Under Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. § 1344), a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is required for activities involving the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States.
The California Supreme Court unanimously set aside the City of Orange City Council’s finding of a project’s consistency with the City General Plan based on a 1973 City resolution that was not incorporated into the publicly available version of the General Plan.