Charter cities were pleased with the California Supreme Court decision in State Building and Construction Trades Council of California AFL-CIO v. City of Vista, which permitted charter cities to avoid the requirement for the payment of prevailing wage rates on public works projects.
We recently reported in our August 20, 2013, news alert that Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s August 6 amendments to SB 731, The CEQA Modernization Act of 2013, continued to stray further from meaningful CEQA reform.
Late last month the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important opinion, in a case in which Manatt filed an influential amicus brief on behalf of the real estate industry, that could establish a safe harbor to protect condominium hotels from being characterized as securities under federal ...
Earlier this year, we reported on Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's CEQA modernization bill, SB 731.
What is the baseline against which environmental impacts are measured?
Effective September 1 of this year, owners of nonresidential buildings that contain a total gross floor area of more than 50,000 square feet are required to contend with new energy use disclosure requirements in accordance with California Public Resources Code Section 25402.10.
This year, July 1 marks more than just the halfway point of the year. Effective July 1, commercial and nonresidential property owners in California have additional disclosure requirements to contend with courtesy of California Civil Code Section 1938.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management Agency.
Lauded as the CEQA Modernization Act of 2013, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s SB 731 includes a number of amendments to CEQA that appear intended to appeal to a wide variety of interest groups.
As the year comes to an end, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is facing a heightened level of focus from legislators and the general public as CEQA reform efforts for 2013 begin to take shape across the state.