March 2018 California Land Use Law & Policy MCLE-AICP conference open for registration!

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Fourth Annual Conference!
2018 California Land Use Law & Policy Conference
“Making Sense of a New Landscape
in California Land Use Law and Policy”
Dear Colleague,
Registration is now open for the 2018 MCLE California Land Use Law & Policy conference, also approved for AICP CM accreditation.
WHEN: March 5, 2018 

WHERE: The Omni Hotel, Los Angeles
DOWNLOAD the Conference brochure with full program.
Rarely does so much change occur in such short a time. Only two years ago, the United States was still in the Paris Climate Agreement, the Obama Administration had adopted its Clean Water Rule, and the Clean Power Plan was just beginning to pick up steam. Things are quite different now. The new federal administration is packed with policymakers who have institued change, and who promise even more.
No matter which side of the development process you are on, to navigate the hurdles to successful land development you need to be informed, up to date and agile. We have designed this conference for you as a one-day crash course on the most pressing land use law and policy, including:
· Housing 2018: Will the Legislature’s Housing Package Have a Meaningful Impact?;
· Land Use Challenges Facing Local Government—A Long-Term View;
· Land Use Development, Fire, Storms, and Sea Level Rise;
· What the Last Few Years Have Taught Us about Land Use, Water Supply and Scarcity;
· Los Angeles’ Measure S and the Use of Anti-Development Initiatives and Referendum;
· The Cannabis Connection—A Panel Discussion on Land Use Regulations and Recreational
Marijuana Legal Challenges;
· California Land Use—In a Head-On Collision with Pending Federal Policy;
· Essential Changes to CEQA Laws and Guidelines; AND
· A KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Senator Scott Wiener (D-Dist.11), the author of S.B. 35, on “California and Its Unique Housing Needs”
Whatever your role in the development process, this comprehensive, practice-oriented conference will flesh out what every land use practitioner needs. You’ll learn, from our Faculty of top-tier, active experts—representatives of both development and our communities—how to navigate California’s regulatory landscape You’ll gain practical insights and problem-solving strategies from representatives of consulting firms, stakeholder associations, and top water attorneys from throughout the state, including those from Best, Best & Krieger; Cox, Castle & Nicholson; Gresham, Savage; Jackson Tidus; and Miller Starr Regalia.
This year more than ever, your participation will be crucial to your effectiveness as a land use or environmental attorney; city or county counsel or planner; city or county board member; federal or state government practitioner; engineering, planning or environmental consultant; environmental organization representative; developer or land owner. This is a must attend event. Be sure to register today for this special conference and find out what impact these critical topics will have on each other—and how the potential outcomes will impact your practice, municipality or organization in the future.
Register today for the only land use and natural resources law conference in 2018 that’s produced by the publishers ofCalifornia Land Use Law & Policy Reporter, a California-based conference provider that has offered publications and water law conference programs specifically for the California Water Bar since 1989. This year, as always, the expert publishers, editors, and advisors of California Land Use Law & Policy Reporter have been instrumental in planning this conference for you.
These seasoned, in-the-trenches legal professionals are uniquely qualified to let you know not only what’s happened but, more important, what’s coming down the pike in the future. And because California’s land use and natural resources issues are complex and often contentious, we don’t skimp on perspective. You’ll get several different (and sometimes conflicting) views from the top practitioners and key institutional players in the field to deepen your understanding of the issues.

If you attend only one MCLE or AICP accredited land use law conference this year, make it the only one produced by the California-based land use and natural resources expert publishers and editors of California Land Use Law & Policy Reporter, and co-sponsored by some of the state’s top law firms.

The easiest way to register is to use our 
online registration form. You can also download the full conference brochure with registration form and email the completed form, or fax it to 530-852-0360. Or call 800-419-2741 to register by phone.
Conference tuition of $645 includes participation in all sessions, continental breakfast, morning and afteroon refreshment breaks, as well as all program materials prepared by the Faculty. Discounts apply for government agency personnel, or when you register two or more attendees from the same organization. See our conference brochure for complete details. 

Book your room at the Santa Monica DoubleTree Suites by February 5 to take advantage of the special conference rate of only $209/night (single or double occupancy). To reserve your room and get this discounted room rate, simply click here to go to the special Omni Hotel page, or call 1-800-843-6664 and ask for the “Argent Communications Group” discount. The number of rooms at this rate is limited, so be sure to make your reservations early.

We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles, March 5, 2018!
Best regards,

Gala and Bob
Gala Argent, Ph.D and Bob Schuster, Esq., Publishers
Argent Communications Group 
PO Box 506 I Auburn, CA 95604-0506 

530.852.7222 (ph) I 530.852.0360 (fx) I 800.419.2741 (toll-free) 

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