Geoffrey Robinson

Geoffrey Robinson

Perkins Coie

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Building Industry Challenges Public Art Requirements

The Building Industry Association of the Bay Area has filed a lawsuit in federal court in the Northern District of California challenging the City of Oakland’s recent adoption of a public art ordinance on constitutional...more

7/31/2015 - Art Artists Bay Area California Building Industry Association (CBIA) Construction Industry Fifth Amendment First Amendment Injunctions Land Developers Local Ordinance Real Estate Development

If At First You Succeed, Don’t Try, Try, Try Again

The Fifth District Court of Appeal has confirmed that the 90-day statute of limitations under the Subdivision Map Act includes takings claims arising out of Map Act decisions. Honchariw_v._County_of_Stanislaus, No. F069145...more

7/29/2015 - Affordable Housing Attorney's Fees CA Supreme Court Inverse Condemnation Land Developers Real Estate Development Statute of Limitations Subdivision Subdivision Map Act Takings Writ of Mandamus

California Supreme Court Upholds Most Commonly Used CEQA Categorical Exemptions

The California Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited decision in Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley, No. S201116 (March 2, 2015). The Court’s decision clears up some of the ambiguity that surrounded the...more

3/3/2015 - CA Supreme Court CEQA Environmental Impact Report Real Estate Development Substantial Evidence Standard

California Supreme Court Poised To Decide Key CEQA Questions: The Court’s Lineup For 2015

The California Supreme Court’s involvement in CEQA cases has been relatively limited since he statute’s enactment in 1970, with the court taking  review of at most one or two appellate court decisions a year.  The last two...more

1/6/2015 - Bay Area Air Quality Management District Building Permits CEQA Environmental Impact Report Exemptions High-Speed Rail Interstate Commerce Judicial Review Mitigation Preemption Public Projects Railroads Real Estate Development Sierra Club

CEQA Year In Review 2012

In This Issue: - Project Approvals Triggering CEQA ..Chung v City of Monterey Park (2012) 210 CA4th 394 ..Tuolumne Jobs and Small Business Alliance v Superior Court) 210 CA4th 1006 (petition for review pending,...more

1/3/2013 - Ballot Measures CEQA Environmental Impact Report Exemptions Greenhouse Gas Emissions Groundwater Permits Standing Statute of Limitations Tolling Wal-Mart

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