Jennifer Kunz

Jennifer Kunz

Best Best & Krieger LLP

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California’s “Three Feet For Safety Act” Now In Effect

California’s “Three Feet For Safety Act” went into effect Tuesday, requiring drivers to keep at least three feet away from on-road bicycles when passing. Where roadway conditions do not allow for passing while maintaining the...more

9/18/2014 - Bicycles Drivers New Regulations

Public Participation Hearings on Rate Changes Start Next Month For SCE, PG&E and SDG&E Customers

The California Public Utilities Commission will begin holding a series of public participation hearings throughout the State to provide an opportunity for customers of the three major utility companies to address proposed...more

8/14/2014 - Consumer Utility Costs CPUC Utilities Sector

Supreme Court Denies Appeal of the Riverside Transmission Reliability Project CPUC Decision

The California Supreme Court denied the City of Jurupa Valley’s appeal of the California Public Utilities Commission’s decision on the Riverside Transmission Reliability Project. Given that the court denied review, the CPUC’s...more

5/22/2014 - Appeals CPUC Jurisdiction Municipalities Transmission Lines Transmission Planning

CPUC Wants To Revisit Rideshare Insurance Regulations, — to the Chagrin of Lyft and Uber

The California Public Utilities Commission is looking to reconsider the regulations it set in 2013 on the issue of insurance coverage for rideshare companies that connect drivers and passengers via their mobile devices. The...more

5/5/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies CPUC Liability Insurance Lyft Mobile Devices Mobile Payments Trucking Industry Uber

Court of Appeal Green Lights AT&T “Lightspeed” Project’s Utility Boxes

A neighborhood association’s challenge to AT&T’s proposal to install 726 metal utility boxes housing telecommunications equipment on San Francisco sidewalks was rejected by the California Court of Appeal. At this time the...more

5/5/2014 - AT&T CEQA Telecommunications

City Not Required to Analyze Impacts of Existing Soil Contamination

In Parker Shattuck Neighbors v. Berkeley City Council, the Court of Appeal determined that impacts from existing soil contamination on a project’s construction workers or future occupants was not an environmental impact under...more

1/24/2014 - CEQA Contaminated Properties Contamination Environmental Impact Report Environmental Policies Wetlands

OPR Wants Your Input on Proposed Changes to State CEQA Guidelines

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) recently released a preliminary list of topic areas it will consider when updating the State CEQA Guidelines in 2014. Some of the areas identified include: alternatives to...more

1/24/2014 - CEQA

Court (Again) Shuts Down Plastic Bag Industry Group and Upholds City’s Plastic Bag Ban

In Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City and County of San Francisco, the Court of Appeal rejected the latest in a series of unsuccessful challenges by the plastic bag industry to local bans on single-use plastic bags....more

1/22/2014 - Plastic Bag Bans

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