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Governor’s passion for legislative CEQA reform has waned, Contra Costa Times reports after Mercury News interview
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • August 25 2014

On August 15, 2014, the Contra Costa Times reported on a wide-ranging interview of California Governor Jerry Brown conducted by the Mercury News


OPR mulls changes in CEQA traffic metrics
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • February 13 2014

As previously discussed in this blog, last year's passage of SB 743 added a requirement in Public Resources Code 21099(b) that the Governor's


“Bare-bones” CEQA reform bill (sb 731) introduced by Senator Steinberg; Senator Evans proposes legislation to further expand CEQA
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • February 26 2013

On February 22, 2013, Senator President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg introduced SB 731, a bill the Senator's website press release described as


Second District addresses interesting CEQA and CESA species mitigation issues in lengthy partially published opinion upholding resource management and conservation approvals for Newhall Ranch project, but “hides its work” on significant greenhouse gas ISS
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • April 4 2014

In a lengthy, mostly published opinion filed on March 20, 2014, the Second District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's judgment granting a


San Francisco beautiful CEQA decision interpreting Class 3 categorical exemption for installation of small structures is ordered published by first district
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • June 2 2014

On May 30, 2014, the Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District (Division 4) filed its order denying rehearing and granting the requests of


Residential project exempt from CEQA review under Government Code Section 65457 as consistent with specific plan for which program EIR previously certified
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • April 10 2013

In a recently published opinion construing Government Code 65457's exemption from environmental review for a residential development


Beware of deed of trust securing multiple loans: priorities may not be as they appear!
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • April 10 2013

In R.E. Loans LLC v. Investors Warranty of America, Inc. (2013) 212 Cal.App.4th 1432, the court of appeal decided that a subordination agreement was


California Supreme Court construes CEQA’s “unusual circumstances” exception to categorical exemptions in Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley decision
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • March 3 2015

In a 46-page majority opinion written by Justice Chin and joined by four other justices, punctuated by an 18-page concurring opinion (by Justice Liu


First District holds CEQA’s application to public agency’s approval of railroad operations is preempted by federal law despite agency’s agreement to conduct CEQA review and preparation of EIR
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • October 6 2014

The North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA), a public agency established by state law, contracted with Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company (NWPRC) to


Commercial real estate brokers now subject to the same dual agency and disclosure laws as residential brokers
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • December 16 2014

As of January 1, 2015, commercial real estate brokers and salespersons will be required to comply with a stringent set of agency disclosure