Tag Archives: Land

Arguing Impacts By Proxy: Fourth District Holds CEQA Does Not Require EIR Absent Evidence That Subdivision Approval Actually Violated Applicable Land Use Regulations Adopted to Mitigate Environmental Impacts

In an opinion filed August 10, and later ordered published on September 7, 2018, the Fourth District Court of Appeal (Div. 2) affirmed a judgment denying Friends of Riverside’s Hills’ (FRH) writ petition challenging a residential development permit and related … Continue reading

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Environmental and Land Use Lawyer Martin Stratte Joins JMBM’s Natural Resources and Mining Group

We are pleased to announce that Martin Stratte has joined us at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP and is a member of JMBM’s Natural Resources and Mining Group, and our Construction and Building Materials Group.  Martin’s practice focuses on … Continue reading

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An Arizona Land Developer

Although this is not an environmental criminal matter, it could have been. An old adage is that the only difference between an environmental crime and an environmental civil violation is who gets to your door first. On October 7, 2008,… … Continue reading

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New Cert Petition: Is Holding Land With No Present Use In The Hope The Government Allows Some Use In The Future An "Economically Beneficial Use" Of Property?

Here's the cert petition, filed yesterday, in a case we've been following closely. Here's our short summary of the case, written up when it was ready for argument in the Hawaii Supreme Court. That court's ruling against the property owner … Continue reading

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Free Online Sept. 14: ABA State & Local Gov Land Use Committee presentation: "Mt. Laurel: An Update"

From Sarah Adams-Schoen: Next Friday's online meeting of the ABA State & Local Government Law Land Use Committee will feature a presentation on "Mt. Laurel: An Update," by Judge (retired) Peter A. Buchsbaum & Kevin D. Walsh, Exec. Dir. of… … Continue reading

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