Lindsay Puckett

Lindsay Puckett

Best Best & Krieger LLP

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Development Trend to Circumvent CEQA Through Ballot Initiative Emphasizes Need for Reform

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that proposed football stadium developers have chosen to incur the cost of collecting signatures to qualify an initiative for the ballot to obtain land use approvals rather than face...more

3/3/2015 - Ballots CEQA Environmental Impact Report Football Real Estate Development Sports

California Urban Housing Market Plagued by Higher Rents, Lower Wages, and CEQA

The economic and social impacts of the California Environmental Quality Act are significant enough that the worldwide publication, The Economist, recently reported that the law’s liberal standing requirements “allow[ing]...more

9/8/2014 - Affordable Housing CEQA City of Los Angeles Construction Industry Housing Developers Housing Market Real Estate Development Wages

Court Applies Limitations on Unusual Circumstances Exception to CEQA Categorical Exemptions

The Third District Court of Appeal recently applied a standard of review that gives more certainty to project proponents relying on a California Environmental Quality Act categorical exemption. The decision in Citizens for...more

4/29/2014 - CEQA Citizens for Environmental Responsibility Exemptions

Court Tosses Challenge to Approval of Annexation and Change in Sphere of Influence

Court Decision Benefits Public Agencies and Land Developers Defending CEQA and LAFCO Challenges - A California appellate court confirmed that once a Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) approves an annexation or a...more

2/7/2014 - CEQA Environmental Impact Report Environmental Policies

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