In Move Eden Housing v. City of Livermore (2024) 100 Cal.App.5th 263, the First District Court of Appeal held the Livermore City Council’s adoption of a resolution approving a development agreement was a legislative act subject to the referendum power.  This case is the latest iteration of a multi-year litigation battle targeting an affordable

Reserve your seat for our annual conference taking place in March of 2024 for our In-Person and Virtual Conferences.

On March 14, 2024, Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. will present its 23rd annual In-Person Conference. March 28th or 29th, 2024 Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. will present its 23rd annual Virtual Conferences. All Conferences are for clients

Reserve your seat for our annual conference taking place in March of 2024 for our in-person and virtual conferences.

On March 14, 2024, Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. will present its 23rd annual In-Person Conference. March 28-29, 2024 Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. will present its 23rd annual Virtual Conferences. All Conferences are for clients and colleagues

First District Holds Neighbor is Not Eligible for Anti-SLAAP Relief Because His Conduct, Though Central to the Dispute, Did Not Form Basis For Writ of Mandate Petition
Continue Reading First District Holds Neighbor is Not Eligible for Anti-SLAAP Relief Because His Conduct, Though Central to the Dispute, Did Not Form Basis For Writ of Mandate Petition

Cal. Restaurant Ass’n v. City of Berkeley (2023) 65 F.4th 1045.

In the continued effort by cities to require all-electric infrastructure in new buildings, the City of Berkeley (“Berkeley”) adopted an ordinance that prohibited, with some exceptions, natural gas infrastructure in newly constructed buildings (“Ordinance”).  Congress adopted the Energy Policy and

Emerging Issues in Evaluating Wildfire Impacts under CEQA: A Resource Guide
Continue Reading Emerging Issues in Evaluating Wildfire Impacts under CEQA: A Resource Guide (Updated November 2023)

NAVIGATING RECENT LEGISLATION ON SECOND UNITS, LOT SPLITS AND ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS IN ADDRESSING CALIFORNIA’S HOUSING CRISIS
Continue Reading NAVIGATING RECENT LEGISLATION ON SECOND UNITS, LOT SPLITS AND ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS IN ADDRESSING CALIFORNIA’S HOUSING CRISIS

Reserve your seat for our annual in-person and virtual conferences taking place in early 2023.

In February of 2023, Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. will present its 22nd annual in-person, as well as virtual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land use, environmental, and real estate issues affecting commercial and residential development, agriculture

Lafayette v. City of Lafayette (2022) 2022 Cal.App.LEXIS 979

A citizens’ group (Save Lafayette) petitioned for a Writ of Mandate, claiming that the project conflicts with the City’s General Plan as it existed when the project was revived in 2018.  The trial court denied the petition and the appellate court ruled that despite the lengthy

The Governor recently signed AB 2011 and SB 6 which authorizes specified housing development projects to be a use by right on specified sites zoned for retail, office, or parking.   Both bills take effect on July 1, 2023.   In a nutshell the two bills – AB 2011, known as the “Affordable Housing and High Road