New state “Climate Adaptation” bill introduced – Sen. Wiekowski – SB 262

  CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION SENATE BILL No. 262   Introduced by Senator Wieckowski February 08, 2017 An act to amend Section 71358 of the Public Resources Code, relating to climate change. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST SB 262, as introduced, Wieckowski. Climate change: climate adaptation: advisory council. Existing law requires the Office of Planning and Research to […]

Posts from California Land Use & Development Law Report for 04/02/2018

Click here to view posts from the California Land Use & Development Law Report for 04/02/2018.

The Hill: Spending bill includes major wildfire overhaul

The spending bill Congress is considering includes a major, bipartisan effort to overhaul how the U.S. government spends money to fight wildfires on federal land. The provision in the omnibus appropriations bill, released publicly late Wednesday, is meant to cut down on a practice known as “fire borrowing” in which agencies like the Forest Service and Bureau […]

AB 388 Advances to Senate Committees

On March 13th, BPC joined a letter in support of Assembly Bill 388. AB 388 would allow wetland restoration projects involving the beneficial reuse of dredged material to be eligible for funds under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. AB 388 unanimously passed through the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Appropriations and is now in […]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Consider San Francisco Bay Area as Potential Beneficial Use Pilot Program Site Under Section 1122 of the WIIN Act

On February 9th, BPC in collaboration with California State Coastal Conservancy, Save The Bay, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and The Bay Institute, sent a joint letter to top officials at the Department of the Army and the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to request that the San Francisco Bay Area […]

BPC Joins Coalition Opposing AB 378

Following approval by the Board of Directors at their May 17th meeting, BPC has joined a coalition of organizations opposing AB 378, a California State Assembly bill that effectively directs the California Air Resources Board to move California from the cost-effective methods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creates a complicated regulatory regime of costly […]

Agenda for November 1, 2016 SWRCB Board Meeting

Click here to view the agenda for the State Water Resources Control Board Meeting on November 1, 2016

Notice of Opportunity to Comment from SWRCB

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CA Land Use & Development Law Report: Federal Court Invalidates San Francisco Tenant Relocation Requirements

The California Land Use & Development Law Report Legal Commentary on Planning and Development Federal Court Invalidates San Francisco Tenant Relocation Requirements The Northern District of California has struck down part of San Francisco’s rent control ordinance as an unconstitutional taking under the Fifth Amendment in Levin v. City and County of San Francisco, Dist. […]