Matthew Francois

Matthew Francois

Sedgwick LLP

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CEQA Reform: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

The past legislative session held the prospect for significant reform of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). After the dust settled though, the only proposal able to survive the legislative gauntlet was one...more

1/31/2014 - CEQA CEQA Reform Environmental Policies Legislative Agendas

Lowering the Floor for Density Bonus Requirements

In Latinos Unidos del Valle de Napa y Solano v. County of Napa, 217 Cal.App.4th 1160 (2013), the First District Court of Appeal invalidated portions of Napa County’s density bonus ordinance because it imposed more rigorous...more

9/6/2013 - Affordable Housing Bonuses Housing Developers Municipalities

CEQA Reform: Striking While the Iron Is hot

With Gov. Jerry Brown characterizing reform of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as “the Lord’s work,” and newspapers around the state calling for an overhaul to the 40-plus year old law, members of the...more

3/8/2013 - CEQA Proposed Legislation

Environmental Groups Say Further Environmental Review Needed to Address Fracking Impacts

In a case pending in the Northern District of California, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club recently urged a federal judge to rule that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National...more

2/14/2013 - Bureau of Land Management Environmental Impact Report Finding of No Significant Impact Fracking Leases Mineral Leases Monterey Shale NEPA Oil & Gas

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