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California Land Use & Planning Law
2017 Supplement (PDF)
California Land Use & Planning Law is published biennially. The 2017 Supplement, a comprehensive summary of published judicial decisions concerning land use and planning in California, is now available as a free download from this website.
This Supplement contains analyses of the most important decisions published in 2016 and 2017 (through March 31st) affecting California land use and planning. Chaptering of the Supplement is consistent with the Thirty-Fifth Edition for ease of reference; however, only those chapters for which we have identified significant case law are included in the Supplement. Readers should anticipate that the most significant 2016 and 2017 cases (including those published after March 31st), legislation, and regulatory developments will be addressed in the Thirty-Sixth Edition to be published in early 2018.
Exactions & Impact Fees in California
2014 Supplement (PDF)
Significant cases discussed in the 2014 update include the United States Supreme Court decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District decision involving ad hoc and potentially legislatively imposed exactions, as well as the California Supreme Court decision applying the Mitigation Fee Act to inclusionary housing requirements (Sterling Park L.P. v. City of Palo Alto).
CEQA Deskbook, 3rd Edition
2018 Supplement (PDF)
2017 Supplement (PDF)
2016 Supplement (PDF)
2015 Supplement (PDF)
2013 Supplement (PDF)
The 2018 Update by Antero Rivasplata includes summaries of the decisions by the California Supreme Court and new statutes enacted in 2017. It also highlights new interpretations of CEQA regarding “piecemealing,” identifying the project in the draft EIR, and ministerial projects, among others.
The 2017 Update by Antero Rivasplata includes new discussions of the administrative record and subsequent environmental documents. These discussions now reflect the optional provisions for preparing a concurrent administrative record established by Senate Bill 122 (Chapter 476, Statutes of 2016) and the California Supreme Court's decision on a subsequent document in Friends of the College of San Mateo Gardens v. San Mateo County Community College District (2016) 1 Cal.5th 937. This 2017 Update includes changes to the 2013 Addendum.
The 2016 Update includes all key court decisions during 2015, such as the California Supreme Court's decisions on impacts of the environment on the project (California Building Industry Assoc. v. Bay Area Air Quality Management Dist.), greenhouse gas analysis (Center for Biological Diversity v. California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife), and the obligation to mitigate impacts (City of San Diego v. Board of Trustees of California State University). Use this update, along with the 2015 Update and 2013 Addendum to keep your copy of CEQA Deskbook, 3rd edition current.
The 2015 Update contains a summary of Assembly Bill 52's new requirements for consultation with California Native American tribes, new decisions by the California Supreme Court on the adoption of voter-initiated ordinances and the baseline for CEQA analysis, and an advisory about a San Diego court decisions that may muddy the waters with regard to how greenhouse gas emissions reductions are analyzed.
The 2013 Addendum updates CEQA Deskbook, 3rd edition to include legislation and key court decisions on CEQA from 2013, including the California Supreme Court's Neighbors for Smart Rail decision on baseline.