Briscoe, Ivester & Bazel – State to U.S. : You Can’t Transfer Federal Lands, Unless We Say So

  Newsletter March 1, 2018 State to U.S. : You Can’t Transfer Federal Lands, Unless We Say So             Jabbing a stick toward the eye of the Trump Administration, the California Legislature and Governor have proclaimed that the Federal Government, as of the first of this year, may not transfer federal property in California without […]

Miller Starr Regalia’s Land Use & CEQA Developments Monthly Update

Miller Starr Regalia’s Land Use & CEQA Developments Monthly Update January 2018 Land Use Developments January 8, 2018 – Ambitious “Housing-First Policy” for “Transit-Rich Housing” Would Require Greater Density and Height for Housing Near Transit, Potentially Adding Millions of New Homes   January 31, 2018 – City of Oakland’s Building Code Appeal Process Violates State Law and Infringes Private Property […]

BPC Expert Briefing: CEQA Update 2017

BPC EXPERT BRIEFING CEQA Update 2017: Climate Change & Hot Topics Review October 17, 2017 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean lLP 1111 Broadway, 19th Floor, Oakland, CA 2.00 General MCLE credit hours pending approval Join us for our 5th annual CEQA Update where we will hear from some of the […]

Miller Starr Regalia’s Land Use & CEQA Developments Monthly Update – August 2017

    Miller Starr Regalia’s Land Use & CEQA Developments Monthly Update         August 2017   Land Use Developments   August 14, 2017 – California Court of Appeal Again Rules in Favor of Public Against Billionaire Owner of Martins Beach   August 17, 2017 – Petitioner is Prevailing Party Entitled to Attorney Fees Where Undisputed Evidence Proves that […]

MSR Land Use & CEQA Developments Monthly Update – August 2017

Miller Starr Regalia’s Land Use & CEQA Developments Monthly Update July 2017 Land Use Developments July 13, 2017 – California Supreme Court Holds that Landowners Forfeited Right to Challenge Conditions of Permit to Build New Seawall by Proceeding with Construction CEQA Developments July 17, 2017 – Supreme Disappointment: High Court’s Narrow Opinion In SANDAG RTP/SCS EIR Case Offers Little Guidance […]

Trump rolled back this environmental rule. California may replace it with a stronger one

Trump rolled back this environmental rule. California may replace it with a stronger one BY RYAN SABALOW AND DALE KASLER rsabalow@sacbee.com JULY 28, 2017 1:45 PM President Donald Trump’s administration gave California land developers and farmers a reason to cheer when the White House last month rolled back controversial regulations for wetlands imposed during the […]

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 […]