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Fourth District upholds San Diego’s Balboa Park revitalization project against land use law and CEQA challenges
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • June 29 2015

In a published decision filed May 28, 2015, the Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed that part of the trial court's judgment granting a writ of


OPR Releases Revised Proposed CEQA Guidelines Amendment To Implement SB 743 Traffic Analysis Mandates
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • February 1 2016

The evolution of CEQA traffic impacts analysis from level of service (LOS) methodology to a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) analysis continues apace


CEQA litigation abuses documented by new empirical study of recent case filings
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • August 18 2015

A 138-page report, including 371 footnotes and a 30-page Appendix listing all properly documented CEQA lawsuits filed in California over its 3-year


Fourth District expounds on CEQA’s responses to comments rules and abuses of the process as well as other issues in upholding supplemental EIR for expanded Orange County jail facility
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • July 14 2015

In an opinion filed June 12 and ordered published on July 6, 2015, the Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's judgment upholding


Not its first CEQA Rodeo: Third District again upholds Class 23 categorical exemption for 2011 Watsonville Rodeo event on remand from Supreme Court
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • November 30 2015

In the Spring of last year, I posted an analysis of what I called the Third District Court of Appeal's "exceptionally thorough and well-reasoned


Back to the chalk board: school district’s math fails to justify CEQA categorical exemption for school closures
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • September 3 2015

In a published opinion filed September 2, 2015, the Fourth District Court of Appeal (Division 2) reversed the trial court’s judgment denying a writ


CDFA Program EIR Violates CEQA By Failing To Analyze Invasive Moth Control Program As Alternative To Eradication, Holds Third District
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • January 9 2016

In a lengthy opinion filed December 2, 2015, and belatedly ordered published on January 4, 2016, the Third District Court of Appeal invalidated the


First District holds public agency’s inadvertent disclosure of privileged documents in response to PRA request does not waive privilege; decision has implications for administrative record preparation process in CEQA and other actions
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • August 25 2015

On July 31, 2015, the Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District, Division One, filed a 23-page published opinion holding that the inadvertent


Supreme Court depublishes lengthy CEQA categorical exemption case
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • October 1 2015

On September 9, 2015, the California Supreme Court denied review and decertified the Fourth District Court of Appeal's previously published opinion


Proposed CEQA Guidelines amendments: a critique of OPR’s “Preliminary Discussion Draft” (Part II proposed “Substance” and major “technical improvements”)
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • October 5 2015

On September 18, 2015, I posted a "Part I" piece on the "efficiency improvements" category of OPR's Preliminary Discussion Draft of its "Proposed