This decision provides an important clarification of what constitutes the “environmental baseline” under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
With the Great Recession fading into the past, and 2015 shaping up to be a boom year in real estate, there is a temptation for real estate developers and investors—eternal optimists—to extrapolate from a few good years into an ever rosier future.
Woody’s Group establishes a very low threshold to prove a decision maker’s unacceptable probability of actual bias, thereby disqualifying a council member’s participation in a hearing.
PACE loans can cover up to 100% of the cost of a project, depending on the specific program and the particular project.
The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court decision upholding an agreement between the City of San Marcos and a property owner that required the property owner to pay over $2 million in impact mitigation fees for a project that was never built.
California Governor Jerry Brown, sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term, recently revealed an ambitious new plan to address the impacts of climate change over the next 15 years.
In a landmark California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) case decided yesterday, the California Supreme Court provided guidance on the use of categorical exemptions in Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley (S20116).
When a project’s subsequent CEQA documents fail to clearly provide public notice of material changes to a project, CEQA’s short statutes of limitation may not apply.
Whether in times of economic troubles or economic successes, varying your real estate investments is always a wise move.
The Court of Appeal departed from prior decisions and held that the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) prejudicially abused its discretion by omitting from its Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy EIR an analysis of the plan’s consistency with the ...