Not A CEQA “Project”? Not So Fast, Lead Agency!

Supreme Court Reverses Fourth District’s Decision That San Diego’s Adoption of Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ordinance Was Not A Project Requiring CEQA Review Introduction And Overview On August 19, 2019, the California Supreme Court issued its unanimous 38-page opinion, authored by Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye, in the CEQA “project definition” case we’ve been tracking with interest. Union … More Not A CEQA “Project”? Not So Fast, Lead Agency!

Massive Santa Clara project with tall towers blocked by FAA

By Janice Bitters : sanjosespotight – excerpt One of the largest proposed developments in Santa Clara will get a shakeup this year after the Federal Aviation Administration raised red flags about the tall towers in the project, according to the developer, Kylli Inc. The Chinese developer has been working since early 2018 on a tall, … More Massive Santa Clara project with tall towers blocked by FAA

California Wages War On Single-Family Homes

By Joel Kotkin : forbes – excerpt In recent years, homeowners have been made to feel a bit like villains rather than the victims of hard times, Wall Street shenanigans and inept regulators. Instead of being praised for braving the elements, suburban homeowners have been made to feel responsible for everything from the Great Recession … More California Wages War On Single-Family Homes

100% Renewable Energy Requirements on new commercial Properties

sfgovtv.org : (ncludes video link to the hearing) Land Use and Transportation Committee presentation on proposed Ordinance 190708 Environment Code – 100% Renewable Energy Required for On-Site Electricity Demands in Nonresidential Buildings of 50,000 Square Feet or More. (Details) http://sanfrancisco.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=177&clip_id=33946&meta_id=756158 If you can watch the one public comment at the end of the presentation. Around 14:14. … More 100% Renewable Energy Requirements on new commercial Properties

BART considers buying, upgrading new Oakland headquarters for $227 million

By Madeline Wells : sfgate – excerpt Thought you were the only one struggling to keep up with the high cost of living in the Bay Area? Well, looks like even BART is getting priced out by sky-high rent increases. With its current headquarters’ lease at the Kaiser Center complex in Oakland expiring in 2021, … More BART considers buying, upgrading new Oakland headquarters for $227 million

Two Small Agencies Want a Divorce From the Water Authority. It Could Get Messy.

By Ry Rivard :voiceofsandiego – excerpt After decades buying water from the Water Authority, the Fallbrook Public Utility District and the Rainbow Municipal Water District want a divorce. The Water Authority isn’t going to just let that happen. Back in January, the head of an obscure government agency that exists almost entirely to draw the … More Two Small Agencies Want a Divorce From the Water Authority. It Could Get Messy.