The not-historic laundromat project is being delayed again, developer threatens lawsuit against SF

By Dianne de Guzman : sfgate – excerpt The will-they-won’t-they dance of whether a Mission laundromat will be turned into local housing has reached another roadblock in its quest, and this time the developer is threatening a lawsuit. The 75-unit building proposed at the Wash Club situated at 2918 Mission St. recently passed the hurdle … More The not-historic laundromat project is being delayed again, developer threatens lawsuit against SF

CEQA Case Report Year in Review 2017: Understanding the Judicial Landscape for Development

by Latham & Watkins LLP : jdsupra – excerpt (large pdf attached) or see online.. (more) California higher courts rule in favor of public agencies on small majority of environmental impact report cases. Over the course of 2017, Latham lawyers reviewed all 46 California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) cases, both published and unpublished, that came … More CEQA Case Report Year in Review 2017: Understanding the Judicial Landscape for Development

Mayor Brand to CA Legislature: Instead of Simplistic Supply Side SB827, Give Cities Resources

By Mayor Bill Brand : planningreport – excerpt “We want to pass a statewide citizen-led initiative that amends the state constitution to protect local zoning and land-use regulations.” – Mayor Bill Brand In reaction to legislation threatening to usurp local control of housing and land-use policy by the state, mayors and local officials are mobilizing … More Mayor Brand to CA Legislature: Instead of Simplistic Supply Side SB827, Give Cities Resources

Berkeley Neighbors sue UC Berkeley for adding students without required housing

press release : berkeleydailyplanet – excerpt (video included) Save Berkeley’s Neighborhoods filed suit today against UC Berkeley (Cal) for increasing its student numbers by five-fold more than allowed in Cal’s 2020 Long Range Development Plan (2020 LRDP). The citizen organization charges the excess increase of more than 6,500 undergraduates has led to student homelessness and … More Berkeley Neighbors sue UC Berkeley for adding students without required housing

Who is causing California’s housing shortage?

By Marisa Kendall, Bay Area News Group and Democrat staff : dailydemocrat – excerpt Everyone has a theory about who’s to blame for the housing shortage that’s driving up prices and chasing families out of the region and state. A new poll offers surprising insights into where most of us point the finger: not at … More Who is causing California’s housing shortage?