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Plans Are in the Air

At roughly three-year intervals, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) adopts a regional Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) to address public health standards for ozone and particulate matter, The AQMP coordinates the efforts of many agencies, including the … Continue reading

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AB2: A New Development in Redevelopment

A new law has given cities, counties and special districts an effective conduit of redevelopment funding to take the place of their departed redevelopment agencies. Effective January 1, 2016, Assembly Bill 2 (AB2), also known as the Community Redevelopment Law … Continue reading

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Putting the Development Back Into Redevelopment

The demise of the “redevelopment agency” in California in 2012 was swift and sudden.  In the midst of a budget crisis, the California legislature dissolved the hundreds of redevelopment agencies across the state, and used their tax proceeds to balance … Continue reading

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Firm Wins $4 Million Verdict Against Caltrans

On September 12, 2011, Jed Springer and John Mackel won a jury verdict in the amount of $4,005,795.90 against Caltrans on behalf of RockTenn CP, LLC, an owner of property along the I-5 Freeway.  Caltrans sought to acquire a portion … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Allows Pre-Enforcement Review of EPA Clean Water Act Orders

In the March 21, 2012 decision of Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (Docket No. 10-1062), the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a landowner may bring a civil action against the EPA to challenge a compliance order, even if the EPA … Continue reading

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