Reserve your seat for one of four seminars taking place in early 2016.

In January and February 2016 Abbott & Kindermann, LLP will present its 15th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land use, environmental, and real estate issues affecting commercial and residential development, agriculture, real estate transactions, easements, mining and the construction materials production industry.  

A summary of 2015 case law and legislative updates includes the following hot topics for 2016:

  • Air Quality and Climate Change: including CEQA Guidelines and Mandatory Reporting
  • Mining
  • Updating Land Use Entitlements
  • Endangered Species
  • Water Quality and Wetlands
  • Water Rights and Supply
  • Cultural Resources
  • Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Enforcement
  • Hazardous Substance Control and Cleanup
  • Timber Resources
  • CEQA:  Exemptions, Baseline, Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change
  • CEQA Litigation
  • Real Estate Acquisition and Development

Abbott & Kindermann, LLP will present its annual program at four locations: Redding, Modesto, Sacramento and Napa.  Details for the seminars are below.  We hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing you there.

Modesto Conference  (To Register for the Modesto Location Click Here)

  • Date: Friday, January 22, 2016
  • Location: Double Tree Hotel Modesto, 1150 Ninth Street
  • Registration: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Program: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sacramento Conference  (To Register for the Sacramento Location Click Here)

  • Date: Friday, February 5, 2016
  • Location: Sacramento Hilton Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street
  • Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. with continental breakfast
  • Program: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Redding Conference  (To Register for the Redding Location Click Here)

  • Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn Redding, 5050 Bechelli Lane
  • Registration: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Program: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Napa Conference  (To Register for the Napa Location Click Here)

  • Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Location: Embassy Suites, 1075 California Boulevard
  • Registration: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Program: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The registration fee for the program is $80.00. Please register early to reserve your seat. Select the links above to see registration details for each location, as they differ. MCLE and AICP CM credits are available (approval pending).

Please call (916) 456-9595 with any questions.

 

Reserve your seat for one of four seminars taking place in early 2016.

In January and February 2016 Abbott & Kindermann, LLP will present its 15th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land use, environmental, and real estate issues affecting commercial and residential development, agriculture, real estate transactions, easements, mining and the construction materials production industry.  

A summary of 2015 case law and legislative updates includes the following hot topics for 2016:

  • Air Quality and Climate Change: including CEQA Guidelines and Mandatory Reporting
  • Mining
  • Updating Land Use Entitlements
  • Endangered Species
  • Water Quality and Wetlands
  • Water Rights and Supply
  • Cultural Resources
  • Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Enforcement
  • Hazardous Substance Control and Cleanup
  • Timber Resources
  • CEQA:  Exemptions, Baseline, Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change
  • CEQA Litigation
  • Real Estate Acquisition and Development

Abbott & Kindermann, LLP will present its annual program at four locations: Redding, Modesto, Sacramento and Napa.  Details for the seminars are below.  We hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing you there.

Modesto Conference  (To Register for the Modesto Location Click Here)

  • Date: Friday, January 22, 2016
  • Location: Double Tree Hotel Modesto, 1150 Ninth Street
  • Registration: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Program: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sacramento Conference  (To Register for the Sacramento Location Click Here)

  • Date: Friday, February 5, 2016
  • Location: Sacramento Hilton Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street
  • Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. with continental breakfast
  • Program: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Redding Conference  (To Register for the Redding Location Click Here)

  • Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn Redding, 5050 Bechelli Lane
  • Registration: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Program: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Napa Conference  (To Register for the Napa Location Click Here)

  • Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Location: Embassy Suites, 1075 California Boulevard
  • Registration: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Program: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The registration fee for the program is $80.00. Please register early to reserve your seat. Select the links above to see registration details for each location, as they differ. MCLE and AICP CM credits are available (approval pending).

Please call (916) 456-9595 with any questions.

 

Reserve your seat for one of four seminars taking place in early 2016.

In January and February 2016 Abbott & Kindermann, LLP will present its 15th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land use, environmental, and real estate issues affecting commercial and residential development, agriculture, real estate transactions, easements, mining and the construction materials production industry.  

A summary of 2015 case law and legislative updates includes the following hot topics for 2016:

  • Air Quality and Climate Change: including CEQA Guidelines and Mandatory Reporting
  • Mining
  • Updating Land Use Entitlements
  • Endangered Species
  • Water Quality and Wetlands
  • Water Rights and Supply
  • Cultural Resources
  • Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Enforcement
  • Hazardous Substance Control and Cleanup
  • Timber Resources
  • CEQA:  Exemptions, Baseline, Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change
  • CEQA Litigation
  • Real Estate Acquisition and Development

Abbott & Kindermann, LLP will present its annual program at four locations: Redding, Modesto, Sacramento and Napa.  Details for the seminars are below.  We hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing you there.

Modesto Conference  (To Register for the Modesto Location Click Here)

  • Date: Friday, January 22, 2016
  • Location: Double Tree Hotel Modesto, 1150 Ninth Street
  • Registration: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Program: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sacramento Conference  (To Register for the Sacramento Location Click Here)

  • Date: Friday, February 5, 2016
  • Location: Sacramento Hilton Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street
  • Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. with continental breakfast
  • Program: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Redding Conference  (To Register for the Redding Location Click Here)

  • Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn Redding, 5050 Bechelli Lane
  • Registration: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Program: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Napa Conference  (To Register for the Napa Location Click Here)

  • Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Location: Embassy Suites, 1075 California Boulevard
  • Registration: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Program: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The registration fee for the program is $80.00. Please register early to reserve your seat. Select the links above to see registration details for each location, as they differ. MCLE and AICP CM credits are available (approval pending).

Please call (916) 456-9595 with any questions.

 

Join William Abbott of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP in a class which ties together best practices for land development projects. This is an advanced class aimed primarily at project managers, engineers, and development consultants. This intense, three hour class interprets and applies:

  • CEQA
  • Permit Streamlining Act
  • Subdivision Map Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Updating Existing Entitlements                                                        

MCLE and American Planning Association continuing education credits offered, pending approval.

MCLE 3.0       CM 3.0

Cost $85.00 

Locations and Times

Roseville – November 5, 2015, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (To Register for the Roseville Location Click Here)

Holiday Inn Express – Roseville, 1398 E. Roseville Pkwy., Roseville, CA 95661                                                                                                  

Fairfield – November 17, 2015, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (To Register for the Fairfield Location Click Here)

Hilton Garden Inn – Fairfield, 2200 Gateway Court, Fairfield, CA 94533

Join William Abbott of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP in a class which ties together best practices for land development projects. This is an advanced class aimed primarily at project managers, engineers, and development consultants. This intense, three hour class interprets and applies:

  • CEQA
  • Permit Streamlining Act
  • Subdivision Map Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Updating Existing Entitlements                                                        

MCLE and American Planning Association continuing education credits offered, pending approval.

MCLE 3.0       CM 3.0

Cost $85.00 

Locations and Times

Roseville – November 5, 2015, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (To Register for the Roseville Location Click Here)

Holiday Inn Express – Roseville, 1398 E. Roseville Pkwy., Roseville, CA 95661                                                                                                  

Fairfield – November 17, 2015, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (To Register for the Fairfield Location Click Here)

Hilton Garden Inn – Fairfield, 2200 Gateway Court, Fairfield, CA 94533

 

Join William Abbott of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP in a class which ties together best practices for land development projects. This is an advanced class aimed primarily at project managers, engineers, and development consultants. This intense, three hour class interprets and applies:

  • CEQA
  • Permit Streamlining Act
  • Subdivision Map Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Updating Existing Entitlements                                                        

MCLE and American Planning Association continuing education credits offered, pending approval.

MCLE 3.0       CM 3.0

Cost $85.00 

Locations and Times

Roseville – November 5, 2015, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (To Register for the Roseville Location Click Here)

Holiday Inn Express – Roseville, 1398 E. Roseville Pkwy., Roseville, CA 95661                                                                                                  

Fairfield – November 17, 2015, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (To Register for the Fairfield Location Click Here)

Hilton Garden Inn – Fairfield, 2200 Gateway Court, Fairfield, CA 94533

 

William W. Abbott has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice areas of Land Use & Zoning Law and Litigation-Land Use & Zoning Law.

Mr. Abbott has also been included in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List in the practice area of Land Use/Zoning.

Diane G. Kindermann was selected in the practice areas of Environmental, Land Use/Zoning and Real Estate and William W. Abbott in the practice areas of Land Use/Zoning and Real Estate. More information is available at http://www.superlawyers.com/california-northern/. The firm is pleased to continue to serve private and public clients in Northern California on land use, environmental and real estate matters for more than 19 years.

On July 9, 2015, the California Department of Water Resources released the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for public review. The public comment period is July 10, 2015 through August 31, 2015. The BDCP’s new documents include a new sub-alternative-Alternative 4A (California WaterFix) – as the proposed project. Alternative 4A separates the conveyance facility and habitat restoration measures into two separate efforts: California WaterFix and California EcoRestore. Those significant changes were the result of the project’s abandonment of the goal to secure 50-year environmental permits from federal agencies. 

The new “WaterFix” part includes “water conveyance facilities (three new intakes along the Sacramento River and dual-bore tunnels to convey water to the existing state and federal pumping facilities).”  The location and design of the intakes were changed in the latest version to minimize the disruption and dislocation of Delta residents, and to reduce the environmental footprint of the project. Local farming groups and agencies in the Delta are concerned about the further degradation and salinity of the Delta waters caused by the project. Also, the reality that the federal environmental permits will be far less than 50 years in length is giving the water agency proponents great pause is deciding whether or not the revise project is financially viable, despite already spending about $235 million to get the proposal this far. 

The new “EcoRestore” portion of the project consists of a 5-year plan to purportedly “pursue more than 30,000 acres of critical Delta restoration under the EcoRestore program, and pursuant to pre-existing regulatory requirements and various enhancements to improve the overall health of the Delta.” However, 25,000 acres of that 30,000 number were already committed to by state and federal officials in agreements entered into in 2008 and 2009. Thus, the Natural Resources Agency confirmed on July 13 that the new BDCP project will actually commit to only 15,600 acres for habitat restoration to offset any environmental harm from construction of the tunnels. That is only one-sixth of the original 100,000 acres of habitat restoration that was promised in the original BDCP proposal. Thus, Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli opines that the revised project “really doesn’t fix anything.” 

Meanwhile, Dean Cortopassi, a Stockton-area farmer and food processor, is seeking to place on the November 2016 ballot an initiative that would force large public works projects requiring revenue bonds costing more than $2 billion to go before the voters for approval. That initiative could impact the current BDCP project, depending upon how the project is financed. If that initiative passes and the current BDCP project is subject to voter approval, a former official of the Brown Administration opines that the project would be “very much in danger of failing,” and that project proponents therefore need to modify the project to avoid a public vote.

For More Information:

http://baydeltaconservationplan.com/2015news/15-04-30/DWR_Announces_Modified_Preferred_Alternative.aspx

http://baydeltaconservationplan.com/2015PublicReview.aspx

http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article26872906.html

http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article27172270.html

Glen C. Hansen is Senior Counsel at Abbott & Kindermann, LLP. For questions relating to this article or any other California land use, real estate, environmental and/or planning issues contact Abbott & Kindermann, LLP at (916) 456-9595.

The information presented in this article should not be construed to be formal legal advice by Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Because of the changing nature of this area of the law and the importance of individual facts, readers are encouraged to seek independent counsel for advice regarding their individual legal issues.

 

Class Description:

Development agreements are an effective avenue for a community and developer to come together and process a project. Both sides of the table need to carefully consider the terms of these contracts and explore questions of content and performance before completing such an agreement. Learn the legislative and judicial aspects of development agreements.

Explore the legal basis for development agreements and the overlap between agreements and vesting subdivision maps. Examine the negotiating process, identify and discuss the range of options available when negotiating a development agreement, and review the theoretically possible agreement. Consider the key points of an agreement, learn ways to assist in understanding the needs of the other side and select the players to conduct the negotiation.

Topics include:

  • Common law vested rights
  • Legal review
  • Development agreements vs. vested maps
  • The Development Agreement Statute
  • Key terms and alternative approaches
  • Considerations in negotiating the agreement
  • Contents of an agreement
  • Testing the waters
  • Paper control–who drafts the document
  • Enforceability
  • How to implement agreements
  • What happens after the life of an agreement

Schedule:

August 20, 2015 – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sacramento: Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K Street

Instructors:

William Abbott and Steven Rudolph

For more info, or to enroll visit: https://extension.ucdavis.edu/section/vested-rights-vesting-maps-and-development-agreements