By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Glen Hansen, and Daniel S. Cucchi

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2020 2nd Quarter cumulative CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in-depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

By William Abbott and Jessica Melms

North Murrieta Community LLC v. City of Murrieta, 2020 Cal.App.LEXIS 496 (Cal.App.4th Dist. June 8, 2020).

Developers acquire protection from changing land use laws through vesting tentative maps or development agreements. In many situations, a development project may include vesting maps and a development agreement, and occasionally, these vesting

Spaces are still available! William Abbott and Harriet Steiner will teach a joint virtual course on June 26, 2020 titled, “Vested Rights, Vesting Maps and Development Agreements.” The seminar is hosted by UC Davis Extension.

Class Description:

Development agreements are an effective avenue for a community and developer to come together and process a

William Abbott and Harriet Steiner will teach a joint virtual course on June 26, 2020 titled, “Vested Rights, Vesting Maps and Development Agreements.” The seminar is hosted by UC Davis Extension.

Class Description:

Development agreements are an effective avenue for a community and developer to come together and process a project. Both sides of

Daniel Cucchi was a panelist on the April 30, 2020, virtual brown bag webinar titled, “Planning through the COVID-19 crisis: How are we adapting in these uncertain times?”. The seminar was hosted by APACA – Sacramento Valley Section and can now be viewed by clicking here.

Webinar Description:

Join us for a free webinar

Daniel Cucchi will be a panelist on the April 30, 2020, virtual brown bag webinar titled, “Planning through the COVID-19 crisis: How are we adapting in these uncertain times?”. The seminar is hosted by APACA – Sacramento Valley Section and will take place from 1:00- 2:00pm.

Webinar Description:

Join us for a free webinar

Daniel Cucchi will be a panelist on the April 30, 2020, virtual brown bag webinar titled, “Planning through the COVID-19 crisis: How are we adapting in these uncertain times?”. The seminar is hosted by APACA – Sacramento Valley Section and will take place from 1:00- 2:00pm.

Webinar Description:

Join us for a free webinar

Citizens for Positive Growth & Preservation v. City of Sacramento (2019) ___ Cal.App.5th ___.

In 2015, the City of Sacramento adopted an update to its general plan. The 2015 general plan amendment (“2015 Update”) was an update to a comprehensive 2030 plan adopted in 2009. The 2015 Update included an extension of the general plan

By William W. Abbott & Kristen Kortick

City of Hesperia v. Lake Arrowhead Community Services District (2019) 37 Cal.App.5th 734.

In City of Hesperia v. Lake Arrowhead Community Services District (2019) 37 Cal.App.5th 734, the 4th  Appellate District affirmed a writ of mandate issued to Lake Arrowhead Community Services District (“District”) directing

Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, ___ U.S. ___, 139 S.Ct. 2162, 204 L.Ed.2d 558 (2019)

On June 21, 2019, by a 5-4 vote, the United States Supreme Court in Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania overruled the 34-year-old ripeness rule articulated in Williamson County Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank of Johnson City,