David Gold

David Gold

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Inclusionary Housing on the Run

Several recent legal developments have cast doubt on the ability of California cities to continue using favored tools to promote construction of “inclusionary” affordable housing units. Few would dispute that the state faces...more

11/12/2013 - Affordable Housing Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

2013 CEQA and Land Use Legislative Roundup: Baby Steps, Few Leaps as California Remains Committed to Sustainable Policies

Although 2013 was not a banner year for the passage of new environmental legislation, Governor Brown did sign several bills that make modest changes to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), revisit incentives for...more

11/6/2013

Break Out the Crystal Ball—But Only If You Have the Evidence to Support It: California Supreme Court Affirms Agency Discretion to...

In a highly anticipated decision published today, the California Supreme Court affirmed that the use of a future baseline for analyzing certain environmental impacts is appropriate when supported by substantial evidence. The...more

8/6/2013 - CEQA Delegation of Discretion Environmental Assessments Environmental Claims Evidence

Solar Project Prevails Over Williamson Act, CEQA Claims in Save Panoche Valley

A recent California appellate decision broke new ground for solar energy developers by upholding a County’s decision to cancel numerous Williamson Act contracts and approve a large solar project despite potentially...more

7/10/2013 - CEQA Environmental Policies Renewable Energy Solar Energy Solar Farm Williamson Act

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