Citizens group fights city’s new short-term vacation rentals proposal

sdnews – excerpt The City of San Diego has been put on notice by citizens group Save San Diego Neighborhoods that if the mayor and City Council intend to change the city’s municipal code to allow short-term vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods, it must comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). On Tuesday, Sept. … More Citizens group fights city’s new short-term vacation rentals proposal

400-Square-Foot Two-Bedrooms Proposed, Planning Has Concerns

socketsite – excerpt Panoramic Interests plans to raze the single-story industrial building at 333 12th Street and build up to seven stories and 274 apartments on the parcel and adjacent parking lot between Folsom and Harrison. s currently zoned, the Western SoMa site could support around 200 units of housing in buildings up to five … More 400-Square-Foot Two-Bedrooms Proposed, Planning Has Concerns

California Water Rights

ca.statewater – excerpt – (interactive map) Interactive map showing California’s water supply. THE RIGHT TO BEAR KNOWLEDGE “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Peter Drucker The primary challenge with water in California is not its scarcity, but rather how we manage it. Many experts have mutually concluded, that a major first step … More California Water Rights

United States: State Agencies Can’t Say CEQA Mitigation Is Infeasible If Earmarked Funds Are Unavailable, High Court Says

by Kenneth Kecskes : realestatecounsel – excerpt When environmental review of a proposed development project by a state agency shows that it will have traffic impacts, a state agency is not allowed to nevertheless approve the project on the grounds that the funds needed to mitigate congestion have not been earmarked by the Legislature, the California … More United States: State Agencies Can’t Say CEQA Mitigation Is Infeasible If Earmarked Funds Are Unavailable, High Court Says

Jacobs wins $1.2 billion high-speed rail contract

Los Angeles Business Journal, 7/21/15 – excerpt A consortium led by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been awarded a $1.2 billion contract to provide design services for the second section of the California high-speed rail system. The contract is for the Construction Package 2-3 of the California High Speed Rail, which represents the continuation of construction on … More Jacobs wins $1.2 billion high-speed rail contract