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California Housing Legislation - 2019 Update

USA - January 15 2020 In 2019, the California legislature passed, and Governor Newsom approved, new legislation impacting the development industry. Effective January 1…

Appellate Court Holds Charter Cities Are Bound By State Housing Objectives, Signaling Erosion of Local Discretion

USA - January 13 2020 In Anderson v. City of San Jose (2019), the Sixth District Court of Appeal held that California’s charter cities must comply with the Surplus Land…

Tenant Protection Act (AB 1482) - COMPLIANCE GUIDE

USA - January 9 2020 In the fourth quarter of 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a package of housing-related legislation that included 18 individual…

EU is Taking Action: The Fight for Clean Air

European Union, USA - January 6 2020 Public awareness regarding air pollution in the European Union is at an all-time high and citizens expect authorities to act. In this vein, the…

Fall Season Results in California Coastal Commission Victories

USA - November 14 2019 This Fall, the California Coastal Commission (“Commission”) was handed down two significant victories, further cementing its authority and…

New Law Aimed At Assisting Low Income Renters Invokes Additional Restraints on California Landlords

USA - November 6 2019 As part of his last legislative act of 2019, Governor Newsom signed 18 housing-related bills into law in an attempt to alleviate California’s housing…

EPA and Army Repeal Clean Water Rule and Move Forward with Plan to Redefine Waters Subject to Federal Regulation under Clean Water Act

USA - October 24 2019 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a rule on October 23, 2019, repealing the Clean…

California’s “Housing Crisis Act of 2019” May Boost Housing Production or Just Boost Housing-Related Litigation

USA - October 11 2019 On October 9, 2019, Governor Newsom signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 330, or the “Housing Crisis Act of 2019” in an effort to combat California’s…

FERC Proposes Major Changes to PURPA Regulations Impacting Qualifying Facility Rates and Requirements; Throwing Roadblocks in the Path of Renewable Energy Development

USA - September 26 2019 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) requested comments on a proposed rulemaking to revise its regulations under the Public Utility…

Proposed Rule Expands CFIUS Jurisdiction to Real Estate Investments That Pose a National Security Risk; Could Have Major Impacts on Dealmaking

USA - September 25 2019 What is CFIUS? The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, is an interagency committee chaired by the Secretary…