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California Court of Appeal Rejects City’s MND in Historic District Due to Aesthetic and Traffic Impacts

USA - August 30 2018 In an opinion published on August 9, 2018, Protect Niles v. City of Fremont, Case No. A151645, the First Appellate District of the California Court of...

Lucas I. Quass, Christopher Adam Martinez.


California Court of Appeal Approves Environmental Analysis for Oil Refinery Propane Recovery Project

USA - May 4 2018 In a published opinion issued March 20, 2018, Rodeo Citizens v. County of Contra Costa, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's...

Lucas I. Quass, Derek Galey.


Proposed CEQA Guidelines Amendments Proceed Through Rulemaking Process

USA - February 27 2018 Proposed changes include shifting the methodology for studying projects’ potential traffic impacts and clarifying the terms for deferred mitigation...

Samantha Seikkula, Marc T. Campopiano.


California Supreme Court: CEQA Requires Study of Potential Impacts to ESHA

USA - April 4 2017 Lead agencies cannot ignore the Coastal Act's ESHA requirements in CEQA documents and defer analysis for later Coastal Commission review. Key Points:...

Lucas I. Quass, Samantha Seikkula, Jennifer K. Roy.


California Supreme Court: Government Communications on Private Accounts Are Public

USA - March 16 2017 On March 2, 2017, the California Supreme Court held that when a city employee uses a personal account to communicate about the conduct of public...

Maria P. Hoye, Samantha Seikkula, George J. Mihlsten, Christopher W. Garrett, James L. Arnone, Marc T. Campopiano, Lucinda Starrett, Duncan Joseph Moore, Taiga Takahashi, Andrea M. Hogan, Paul N. Singarella.