Posts Tagged ‘CEQA’

08
Aug

City’s Density Restriction Limiting Residential Development of 69-Acre Property Was Not an Illegal Spot Zone

Arcadia Development Co. v. City of Morgan Hill (6th District, No. H035519, Filed 8/5/11) By Andrea A. Matarazzo   Arcadia Development Company, the owner of an undeveloped 69-acre parcel in the City of Morgan Hill, challenged that City’s ordinance ...

08
Aug

California Supreme Court Affirms That Common Sense “Is an Important Consideration at All Levels of CEQA Review.”

California Supreme Court Affirms That Common Sense "Is an Important Consideration at All Levels of CEQA Review."   By Andrea A. Matarazzo The City of Manhattan Beach (“City”) adopted an ordinance prohibiting the use of ...

05
Aug

Court of Appeal Allows CEQA Petitioner to Recover Attorney’s Fees Incurred to Exhaust Administrative Remedies Prior to Litigation.

Court of Appeal Allows CEQA Petitioner to Recover Attorney’s Fees Incurred to Exhaust Administrative Remedies Prior to Litigation. Edna Valley Watch v. County of San Luis Obispo (2nd District, No. B223653, Filed 8/2/11)   By Andrea A. Matarazzo Under the “American Rule” of attorney’s fees, each party in a lawsuit is ...

29
Jul

City’s Approval of a Hospital Expansion Project Did Not Violate CEQA or Local Ordinances.

City’s Approval of a Hospital Expansion Project Did Not Violate CEQA or Local Ordinances. Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment v. City of Santa Clarita (2nd District, No. B224242, Filed 6/30/11; Certified for Publication 7/26/11)   By Andrea A. Matarazzo The Second District Court of Appeal recently upheld approval ...

29
Jul

Pioneer Law Group is Newest Founding Partner of Sacramento’s Powerhouse Science Center

SACRAMENTO, CA. – The Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento today announced that Pioneer Law Group, LLP has joined the campaign to help build Northern California’s premier science learning center. As a founding partner, Pioneer Law Group joins other regional leaders and organizations in a cooperative effort to support the development of this vital ...

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