Court Rejects Takings Challenge to City’s Imposition of $600,000 in Fees for 11-Unit Infill Project

By | Land Use Developments | September 26, 2016

On September 23, 2016, the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District affirmed a trial court decision denying a petition for writ of mandate filed by a developer challenging various fees—totaling nearly $600,000—in connection with an 11-unit subdivision and condominium complex in West Hollywood. 

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City’s Attempt to Use Emergency Ordinance to Scuttle Unpopular Project Violates Developer’s Vested Right

In Stewart Enterprises Inc., v. City of Oakland (2016) 248 Cal.App.4th 410 the court of appeal provided important clarification on the limits of a local agency’s ability to use an emergency ordinance to reach back and prohibit a previously-approved project.

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Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s CEQA Guidelines On Pollution Impacts to Project Occupants and Users Are Invalid

The significance thresholds for exposure of receptors to harmful air pollution in the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s CEQA Guidelines cannot provide the basis for requiring an EIR or mitigation measures, when used to measure the impact of existing air pollution on future occupants or users of a project.

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California’s New Law Requires Cal/OSHA to Provide Copies of Citations Issued to Contractors to the Contractor’s State Licensing Board

By | OSHA Law Blog | September 23, 2016
California’s New Law Requires Cal/OSHA to Provide Copies of Citations Issued to Contractors to the Contractor’s State Licensing Board

On September 15, 2016, Governor Brown approved Senate Bill 465 which requires the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, after consultation with the California Contractors’ State Licensing Board, to transmit to the Board copies of any citations or other actions taken by the Division against a contractor.

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