Arthur F. Coon

Arthur F. Coon

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If A Tree Falls In The (Urban) Forest … Does CEQA Apply? Sixth District Holds City Of Santa Cruz’s Amendment Of Tree Protection...

When California local governments stretch their resources too far to regulate private conduct and property rights in the name of environmental protection, CEQA can make it quite onerous to undo what has been done. And one can...more

11/16/2015 - CEQA Environmental Policies Environmental Review Local Ordinance Public Parks

Sixth District Applies CEQA’s “Fair Argument” Standard, Holds That Despite Project’s Compliance With Local Noise Ordinance, EIR...

On May 7, 2015, the Sixth District Court of Appeal filed a published opinion addressing numerous issues of interest under CEQA’s “fair argument” test for preparing an Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”). Keep Our Mountains...more

5/13/2015 - Appeals CEQA Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Excessive Noise Local Ordinance Special Use Permit

The Limits of CEQA Mitigation – Recent Judicial Applications of Nollan and Dolan

Perhaps foremost among the judicially recognized fundamental constraints on lead agencies’ power to impose various types of mitigation measures on project approvals in the CEQA process is the “doctrine of unconstitutional...more

11/19/2014 - Appeals CEQA Collateral Estoppel Dolan v City of Tigard Landlords Local Ordinance Mitigation Nollan v California Coastal Commission Relocation San Francisco Tenants

Spring CEQA Roundup

Spring is here, and it seems the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government have all been busy trying to “clean up” CEQA and related areas of the law in one way or another. Recent items of interest...more

3/21/2013 - CEQA Handbooks Infill Development Land Use Courts Local Ordinance NEPA

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