Hanspeter Walter

Hanspeter Walter

Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard

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California Supreme Court Clarifies Application Of The “Unusual Circumstances” Exception To Categorical Exemptions Under CEQA

On March 2, 2015, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley, which establishes a two-part test for application of the California Environmental Quality...more

3/5/2015 - Berkeley Hillside v City of Berkeley CA Supreme Court Categorical Exemptions CEQA Environmental Impact Report Exemptions Real Estate Development Residential Real Estate Market

Public Agency May Recover the Cost of Supplementing Administrative Record

In CEQA litigation, the party challenging the project can either request that the agency prepare the record of proceedings (“Record”), or prepare the Record itself, subject to certification by the lead agency. In either case,...more

10/3/2014 - CEQA Fees Judicial Records Public Entities San Francisco

Bureau of Reclamation Reduces 2013 CVP Allocations by 5 Percent

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation today decreased the Water Year 2013 water supply allocations for the Central Valley Project, citing the extremely dry conditions in California. Reclamation's announcement is quoted below...more

3/25/2013 - Bureau of Reclamation Water Supplies

State Water Project Allocation Reduced 5 Percent

The State Water Contractors issued a press release announcing that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has reduced this year's expected water allocations from the State Water Project from 40% down to 35% as a...more

3/25/2013 - Water Water Supplies

Governor Appoints Retired Judge Frank C. Damrell To Delta Stewardship Council

Governor Jerry Brown has appointment retired federal district court judge Frank C. Damrell Jr. to the Delta Stewardship Council. Damrell will fill the seat previously held by Felicia Marcus, who was appointed to the State...more

3/14/2013 - Delta Stewardship Council Jerry Brown Political Appointments

Governor Announces Appointments To State Water Resources Control Board

Governor Brown today made the following anouncements with respect to the State Water Resources Control Board: Tam Doduc, 46, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board, where she has...more

3/14/2013 - Jerry Brown Political Appointments Water

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