NIMBYs Unlimited Time To File Anti-Housing Environmental Lawsuits

By Christian Britschgi : reason – excerpt

And they are taking full advantage of the opportunity

The COVID-19 outbreak might be a disaster for most of the globe, but it’s proving to be a windfall for California’s NIMBYs who are being provided with new legal tools for delaying real estate developments.

Last week, the Judicial Council of California—the rule-making body for the state’s courts—issued 11 emergency rules for the judicial system during the current pandemic.

Included in the council’s rules was a blanket extension of deadlines for filing civil actions until 90 days after the current state of emergency ends. Ominously for housing construction, this extended statute of limitations applies to lawsuits filed under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)… (more)


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