Melanie Sengupta

Melanie Sengupta

Holland & Knight LLP

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Government Issues Final Rule on Economic Impact Analyses for Endangered Species Act Habitat Designations

Because of its huge impact on land use, the designation of critical habitat is one of the most controversial and heavily litigated areas of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as seen with the designation of millions of acres...more

9/19/2013 - Critical Habitat Economic Impact Analysis Endangered Species Act ESA Listings

Court of Appeal Upholds San Jose Inclusionary Housing Ordinance as Legitimate Exercise of Local Police Power

In a recent decision, California's Sixth District Court of Appeal reversed a trial court order and upheld the City of San Jose's Inclusionary Housing Ordinance as a legitimate exercise of the local police power. California...more

7/11/2013 - Affordable Housing Inclusionary Housing Ordinance Koontz v St John's River Water Management Land Developers Police Power Residential Leases SCOTUS

Is CEQA "Fixed"- Do Infill CEQA Reforms Help Or Handicap Your Project?

California's Legislature passed the California Environmental Quality Act in 1970 (Pub. Res. Code § 21000 et seq.)("CEQA") to establish a process for lead agencies to analyze and mitigate potential environmental impacts...more

9/13/2012 - CEQA

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