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PFAS Regulations Could Open Floodgates to Prop 65 Enforcement - Assess & Manage Your Exposure Now

USA - June 27 2022 The group of chemicals known as PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) are high on the federal regulatory agenda for 2022, as implementation of…

City of Los Angeles Developer Contribution Ban Goes Into Effect

USA - June 14 2022 On December 4, 2019, the Los Angeles City Council adopted Ordinance No. 186477 which prohibits a “restricted developer” or “principal” from making…

Biden Revisions to the NEPA Regulations Now in Effect

USA - May 23 2022 The Biden Administration is amending the federal regulations for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to reverse certain changes…

Court of Appeal Holds No-Project Alternative Analysis May Mean More When Conversation is an Option and Reinforces Low Barrier to Entry Under the Exhaustion Doctrine

USA - April 20 2022 In Save the Hill Group v. City of Livermore et al., the First District Court of Appeal (Div. 5) reversed and remanded the superior court’s decision…

Some Renters Protected Under California’s Extended Eviction Moratorium

USA - April 19 2022 On March 31, 2022, the California legislature approved Assembly Bill (AB) 2179, extending the State’s eviction moratorium through June 30, 2022 for…

No April Fools: Starting April 1st, Cannabis Operators Face CEQA Compliance Requirements for State Licenses

USA - April 12 2022 For many in the cannabis industry, April 1, 2022 is seen as a day of reckoning following the July 2021 passage of Assembly Bill 141 and Senate Bill…

Challenge to Housing and Revitalization Project Found Not Cognizable under the Fair Housing Act and California Fair Employment and Housing Act

USA - March 10 2022 In a case potentially overshadowed by the California Supreme Court’s same-day denial to hear a request to stay a cap on student admissions at UC…

Petitioners Failed to Show Subdivision Consistent With a Specific Plan EIR Was Outside the Scope of a Statutory Exemption

USA - March 8 2022 In Citizens’ Committee to Complete the Refuge et al. V. City of Newark et al., the First District Court of Appeal (Div. 4) found the California…

Blockchain Technology Is Changing The Real Estate Industry

USA - February 24 2022 On February 10, 2022, the first NFT-based property was bought through an auction on Propy, a blockchain-focused real estate company. The Florida home…

New York Governor Releases Updated 421-a Program

USA - January 31 2022 Earlier this month, New York Governor Hochul’s Executive Budget introduced a proposal for an updated 421-a Real Estate Tax Exemption Program…