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Parkmerced project upheld against CEQA and general plan inconsistency challenges in San Francisco Tomorrow v. City and County of San Francisco
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • August 26 2014

In a lengthy, mostly-unpublished opinion filed on August 14, 2014, the First District Court of Appeal affirmed the superior court’s judgment denying


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


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


Analysis of GHGS under CEQA just got more complex: Fourth District’s split decision invalidates program EIR for SANDAG’s 2050 Regional Transportation PlanSustainable Communities Strategy
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • December 1 2014

In a 2-1 published opinion filed November 24, 2014, the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division 1, affirmed and modified the trial court's judgment


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


California foreclosure law: California Supreme Court grants review of the Keshtgar decision
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • December 8 2014

As reported in our blog article below, in June the Second District Court of Appeal held that California's non-judicial foreclosure statutes do not


Supreme Court is primary CEQA reform engine
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • March 4 2014

Followers of CEQA reform efforts over the past several years will have observed two general trends: (1) Legislative reform has proven difficult


First District applies CEQA feasibility analysis, holds BCDC’s rejection of Suisun Marsh landfill expansion project alternatives as economically infeasible was supported by substantial evidence
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • June 30 2014

In a decision filed April 29, and ordered published on May 28, 2014, the First District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's judgment granting


New transfer tax disclosure requirement
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • August 25 2014

After January 1, 2015, documentary transfer tax will no longer be a private affair. It is common practice in commercial real estate purchase and sale


Supreme Court will review CEQA decision invalidating SANDAG’s 2050 RPT
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • March 12 2015

On March 11, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted the San Diego Association of Governments' (SANDAG) petition for review of the Fourth District