Matthew Henderson

Matthew Henderson

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OPR Mulls Changes in CEQA Traffic Metrics

As previously discussed in this blog, last year’s passage of SB 743 added a requirement in Public Resources Code § 21099(b) that the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) develop new CEQA guidelines “for...more

2/14/2014

Paper or Plastic? A Question for California's Courts

The California Environmental Quality Act, better known as “CEQA,” has proved to be fertile ground for the raising of legal challenges to public agency action throughout the state. Indeed, CEQA is without a doubt one of the...more

11/14/2013 - CEQA Environmental Impact Report Local Ordinance Plastic Bag Bans Statutory Interpretation

CEQA, Sausages, And The Art of The Possible: A Closer Look at SB 743’s General CEQA Reform Provisions

In a flurry of eleventh-hour activity following Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s withdrawal of SB 731 from consideration (see 9/13/13 post “Steinberg Drops Statewide CEQA Reform Bill (SB 731) After Meeting with...more

9/17/2013 - CEQA Environmental Policies Proposed Legislation Public Projects

Towards Not Reinventing The CEQA Wheel: Resources Agency Adopts New CEQA Guidelines For Streamlined Review of Urban Infill...

Repetitive CEQA review and analysis is expensive, unnecessary, unproductive, and inimical to the goals of certainty and finality in the environmental review process. In 2011, to address these concerns in the infill...more

5/9/2013 - CEQA Infill Development Urban Planning & Development

The Lesser of Two Evils? Court Holds that Statutory Measure of Recovery Under a Mechanic’s Liens Is the Lesser of Reasonable Value...

In Appel v. Superior Court (No. B244590, 3/11/13), California’s Second District Court of Appeal held that the proper measure of a mechanic’s lien claim is the lesser of the reasonable value of the services and materials...more

4/9/2013 - Construction Contracts Contract Price Mechanics Lien Privity of Contract Underwriting

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