Miller Starr Regalia Land Use & CEQA Developments Update for May 2017

      Miller Starr Regalia’s Land Use & CEQA Developments Monthly Update           May 2017   Land Use Developments   May 15, 2017 – Court Holds that Attorney-Client Privilege Extends to Environmental Consultants Hired by an Attorney on Behalf of a Client, but Only to the Extent Communications are Made for the Purpose […]

SWRCB Notice on Proposed Amendment to General Permit for MS4 Stormwater Discharges

   A message from the State Water Resources Control Board The State Water Resources Control Board released Notice of Public Hearing, Opportunity for Public Comment, and Adoption Meeting on the proposed Amendment to General Permit for Storm Water Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4). The Public Hearing is scheduled for July 5, 2017 The […]

SWRCB Notice for Bacteria Revisions of Water Quality Control Plan

     A message from the State Water Resources Control Board The State Water Resources Control Board released a Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment, Staff Workshop, Public Hearing and Notice of Filing on the proposed Part 3 of the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California—Bacteria Provisions and […]

USFWS FY2018 Budget Justification Cuts Funding to Migratory Bird Management and Landscape Conservation Cooperative Programs

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently released its Budget Justification for fiscal year 2018. Among other items, the document outlines the budget for the Migratory Bird Management’s North American Waterfowl Management Plan/Joint Venture Activities programs. The proposed funding level for these programs will be about $10.8 million – $2.4 million less than than […]

BCDC New Information and Updates for May 26, 2017

    Dear Commissioners, Staff, and Public Listing of Pending Administrative Matters Strategic Plan Update // Staff Recommendation Briefing on Results of Implosions at Piers E4 and E5 of Former East Span of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Draft Minutes of May 18, 2017 Commission Meeting Staff Report and Recommendation on a Contract for Mapping and Graphic Services // Request […]

ENS Federal Report for November 4, 2016

CONGRESSIONAL LAME DUCK SESSION HINGES ON OUTCOME OF TUESDAY ELECTIONS With polling results resembling whirling dervishes, it’s anyone’s call on how the general election will end up.  While the presidential election generates the most noise and visibility, the race for control of the House and the Senate is no less up-in-the air as prognosticators make […]

MTC Opposes Proposition 53

Contact: Steven Maviglio, 916-607-8340 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OPPOSES PROP 53 Measure Threatens Local Control for Transportation, Infrastructure Projects SACRAMENTO – The agency that oversees planning, financing and coordinating transportation for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area is the latest local government group to unanimously oppose Prop 53, a measure on the November […]

Senators Feinstein and Daines Issue Letter Regarding Comprehensive Energy Legislation

In a letter to select Chairmen and Ranking Members on October 3, 2016, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Steve Daines expressed their thoughts on comprehensive energy legislation currently in conference negotiations. The letter discusses the Senators’ common priorities and urges strong reforms needed to improve forest health and addresses challenges currently impeding restoration efforts. Click here to read […]

CASA Issues Member Alert on Potential Changes to How Agency Charges Connection Fees

  October 5, 2016 New Law Could Require Changes in How Your Agency Charges Connection Fees On September 27, Governor Brown signed SB 1069 by Senator Bob Wieckowski into law. This bill takes effect January 1, 2017, and could affect how CASA member agencies charge water and wastewater connection fees for accessory dwelling units (ADUs).  An […]

WATCH: Prop 53 is dangerous

No on Prop 53 has launched their first TV ads today, featuring firefighters throughout the state. More than 250 public safety, local government, family farmers, business, labor and environmental leaders have joined in opposition against Prop 53, including the Bay Planning Coalition. Prop 53 allows residents in faraway regions — like San Diego or LA […]