Vichy Springs Resort, Inc. v. City of Ukiah (2024) 101 Cal.App.5th 46.

In Vichy Springs Resort, Inc. v. City of Ukiah (2024) 101 Cal.App.5th 46, the First District Court of Appeal held completion of a project did not render claims against a city alleging CEQA violations moot because effective relief was still possible. Additionally, the

In AIDS Healthcare Foundation v. Bonta (2024) 101 Cal.App.5th 73, the Second District Court of Appeal upheld the power of local governments to override housing density caps, including caps adopted by voter initiative.

Legal Background

Under Senate Bill 10 (“SB 10”), passed in 2021, the Legislature granted counties and cities discretion on

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

In Discovery Builders, Inc. v. City of Oakland (2023) 92 Cal.App.5th 799, the First District Court of Appeal held an agreement between a developer and the City of Oakland was unenforceable to the extent it prevented the city from imposing new impact fees in the future. The court reasoned such a provision constituted an

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
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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
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