Chelsea MacLean

Chelsea MacLean

Holland & Knight LLP

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California Supreme Court Issues CEQA Ruling Regarding Categorical Exemptions - The Practical Result of the Court's Decision Is...

The California Supreme Court issued its opinion in Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley (Case No. S201116), overturning the Court of Appeal and charting a course for the future application of categorical...more

3/12/2015 - Berkeley Hillside v City of Berkeley CA Supreme Court Categorical Exemptions CEQA Environmental Impact Report Substantial Evidence Standard

OPR Proposes to Increase CEQA’s Costs, Complexity, and Litigation Risks with SB 743 Implementation

On August 6, 2014, the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) issued proposed revisions to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines implementing SB 743 – the Sacramento Kings arena bill – carried...more

8/25/2014 - CEQA CEQA Reform Environmental Liability Environmental Policies Public Transit

California Supreme Court to Review Inclusionary Housing Requirements

On September 11, 2013, the California Supreme Court granted the California Building Industry Association's (CBIA) petition for review challenging a San Jose ordinance that imposed "inclusionary" housing obligations on housing...more

10/17/2013 - Affordable Housing Dolan v City of Tigard Nollan v California Coastal Commission Rental Property SCOTUS

CEQA Streamlining Under California Bay Area's "Plan Bay Area"

On March 2, 2013, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) released the Draft Plan Bay Area (Plan), the California Bay Area's first integrated land use, housing and...more

6/13/2013 - CEQA PDA Sustainable Communities Strategy

Recommendations For Complying With Ballona Wetlands’ Definitive Rejection Of “Converse-CEQA” Analysis

On March 21, 2012, the California Supreme Court denied the petition for review and requests for depublication of the Second District Court of Appeal’s opinion in Ballona Wetlands Land Trust et al. v. City of Los Angeles...more

11/1/2012 - Ballona Wetlands CEQA Environmental Review

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