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Association of Bay Area Governments Formally Denies Nearly All Regional Housing Needs Allocation Appeals

USA - November 17 2021 On Friday, November 12, 2021, the Association of Bay Area Government’s (“ABAG’s) Administrative Committee formally denied 27 out of 28 appeals of…

California Enacts New Legislation to Combat Growing Housing Crisis, But Not Without Controversy

USA - September 20 2021 On September 16th, hot off the heels of surviving California’s latest recall effort, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law legislation aimed at…

Uncertainty Over ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Definition Continues, as Federal Court in Arizona Vacates 2020 Rule

USA - September 7 2021 The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on August 30 vacated the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) that redefined “waters of…

Full Summer Calendar at New York City Planning Commission: Hotel Special Permit, Gowanus Rezoning and More

USA - July 15 2021 On Wednesday, July 14, at 10 am, the New York City Planning Commission (CPC) held its public hearing on the Department of City Planning’s proposed…

Mandate to Provide Traffic Improvements Prior to Project Approval Struck Down

USA - July 9 2021 In Alliance for Responsible Planning v. Taylor, the Third District Court of Appeal recently struck down a voter initiative requiring a developer fund…

Organics Advocates Dig In With Ninth Circuit Appeal Challenging Certification for Hydroponics

USA - June 15 2021 The decades-long battle over organic certification of hydroponically grown foods is poised for resolution, with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals…

Senate Bill Extends and Expands CEQA Streamlining Process

USA - June 14 2021 Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 7, the “Housing + Jobs Expansion & Extension Act”, which extends and expands…

Los Angeles City Council’s Public Safety Committee Votes to Move Forward with Expanding Fire Rating Requirements for New Construction

USA - June 11 2021 On Wednesday, June 2, the Los Angeles City Council’s Public Safety Committee voted to proceed with expanding Fire District 1 after receiving a report…

NYC Proposed Citywide Hotel Special Permit Moves into the Public Review Process

USA - May 3 2021 On Monday, May 3, 2021, the New York City Planning Commission (CPC) “referred” the Department of City Planning’s (DCP) proposed zoning text that…

City of Los Angeles Moves to Increase Building Standards for New Construction

USA - April 7 2021 Yesterday the Los Angeles City Council adopted a motion entitled Building a Safer Los Angeles (“Motion”) that would significantly expand the fire…