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

Atherton lawsuit against Caltrain over electrification project clears one

Atherton has won at least an incremental victory against Caltrain’s plans to electrify its tracks through the town, thanks to a federal agency’s determination that the commuter service doesn’t fall under its jurisdiction. The town in February filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court alleging that Caltrain’s environmental impact report for its electrification … More Atherton lawsuit against Caltrain over electrification project clears one

NBA championship overshadows relocation to San Francisco

Louis LaVenture : thepioneeronline – excerpt … While Oakland celebrated, lawmakers in Sacramento on Friday made the new San Francisco arena deal a lot easier to finalize when they included an environmental law exemption for the planned Warriors stadium at San Francisco’s Mission Bay in the state budget proposal unveiled last week. The new development requires an environmental … More NBA championship overshadows relocation to San Francisco

8 Washington Backers Appeal One Decision Today, But Won’t Argue Another

hoodline – excerpt BIG WIN FOR THE CITIZENS OF SAN FRANCISCO! In news for watchers of the 8 Washington saga, the proposed condo development’s backers have decided not to appeal a recent big decision against them. Read on for the nitty-gritty in the latest installment of the contentious battle over Seawall Lot 351’s future. Susan Brandt-Hawley, the attorney representing … More 8 Washington Backers Appeal One Decision Today, But Won’t Argue Another