Megan A. Jennings

Megan A. Jennings

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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CA Supreme Court Lays Groundwork for New and Expanded Affordable Housing Requirements

In a decision likely to have wide-ranging impacts on the building industry, the California Supreme Court has upheld the City of San Jose’s inclusionary housing ordinance and bolstered California cities’ ability to impose...more

6/17/2015 - Affordable Housing

It’s Not Unusual: California Supreme Court Declines to Expand “Unusual Circumstances” Exception to CEQA Categorical Exemptions

In an important and highly anticipated decision under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the California Supreme Court overturned a Court of Appeal’s decision that would have severely limited public agencies’...more

3/8/2015 - Appeals Berkeley Hillside v City of Berkeley CA Supreme Court Categorical Exemptions CEQA Environmental Impact Report Exemptions Reversal

Inclusionary Housing on the Run

Several recent legal developments have cast doubt on the ability of California cities to continue using favored tools to promote construction of “inclusionary” affordable housing units. Few would dispute that the state faces...more

11/12/2013 - Affordable Housing Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

Solar Project Prevails Over Williamson Act, CEQA Claims in Save Panoche Valley

A recent California appellate decision broke new ground for solar energy developers by upholding a County’s decision to cancel numerous Williamson Act contracts and approve a large solar project despite potentially...more

7/10/2013 - CEQA Environmental Policies Renewable Energy Solar Energy Solar Farm Williamson Act

Picking Up Steam? CARB Reports that California’s Second Carbon Auction Exceeds Price Expectations

California’s second auction of greenhouse gas (GHG) allowances exceeded expectations, with allowances clearing above both the reserve price and the price predicted by leading market analysts. All of the 12.9 million...more

2/26/2013 - CARB CARB Allowances Carbon Auctions Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Putting the Brakes on San Diego’s Transportation Plan

The first “Sustainable Communities Strategy” adopted to guide long-range land use and transportation planning under SB 375 now has the distinction of being the first such plan set aside for failing to comply with the...more

12/12/2012 - CEQA Climate Change Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sustainable Communities Strategy

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