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School Districts not Exempt from Paying Assessments to Fund Flood Control Services - California Appellate Court Finds...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

An assessment to fund flood control and drainage services imposed by a county reclamation district on a school district was upheld Friday by a California appellate court. The court found that the trial court erred in...more

California to Require Domestic Water Suppliers to Test School Drinking Water for Lead

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The State Water Resources Control Board recently adopted an amendment to all Domestic Water Supply Permits it issues to public water systems that supply drinking water. The amendment requires domestic water suppliers for...more

California Supreme Court Addresses CEQA Supplemental Review; Rejects “New Project” Test

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Recent decision resolves appellate split regarding standard of review for agency decision to prepare supplemental environmental review. On September 19, the California Supreme Court held that the substantial evidence...more

California Supreme Court Addresses Subsequent Review Under CEQA; Rejects Lishman “New Project” Test

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In an opinion by Justice Kruger, the Supreme Court of California unanimously reversed the Court of Appeal in Friends of the College of San Mateo Gardens v. San Mateo County Community College District, Cal. Supreme Court, Case...more

California Supreme Court Invalidates "New Project" Test - Court Upholds Use of Addendum to Mitigated Negative Declaration Under...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In a major win for agencies and project sponsors, the Supreme Court of California affirmed that addenda can appropriately be used to consider modifications to a previously approved negative declaration or Environmental Impact...more

“Hot Bench” For Advocates In Supreme Court CEQA Subsequent Review Case

by Miller Starr Regalia on

The California Supreme Court held a lively oral argument session this morning (May 4, 2016), at 9:00 a.m. in its San Francisco courtroom in the case of Friends of the College of San Mateo Gardens v. San Mateo Community...more

New California Laws Impacting Public Agencies

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

This comprehensive round-up includes new legislation that will impact cities, counties, special districts and schools. There were many bills passed by California lawmakers this year that will impact municipalities and...more

First District Reissues Slightly Modified Opinion on Retransfer From Supreme Court Rejecting Most CEQA Challenges to Cal State...

by Miller Starr Regalia on

On November 30, 2015, following a grant and retransfer from the California Supreme Court and reconsideration in light of City of San Diego v. Board of Trustees of California State University (2015) 61 Cal.4th 945, the First...more

Land Use Matters: Alston & Bird LLP, September 2015

by Alston & Bird on

The 1st District Court of Appeal invalidated the use of a statutory exemption applicable to the State Lands Commission’s (SLC) approval of a land exchange. The land exchange related to the 8 Washington Street Project, which...more

Back To The Chalk Board: School District’s Math Fails To Justify CEQA Categorical Exemption For School Closures

by Miller Starr Regalia on

In a published opinion filed September 2, 2015, the Fourth District Court of Appeal (Division 2) reversed the trial court’s judgment denying a writ petition challenging a school district’s determination that its closure of...more

UPDATE: CEQA’s Mitigation Requirement: California Supreme Court Agrees With EnviroStructure!

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Last February, I wrote about the California State University Board of Trustees’ (CSU) unique stance concerning their responsibilities under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). CSU agrees that like every other...more

A State Agency’s Duty To Mitigate Significant Environmental Impacts Does Not Depend On A Legislative Appropriation Of Funds For...

by Perkins Coie on

The California State University system may not condition its funding of mitigation for off-site impacts of a campus expansion project on receipt of a legislative appropriation earmarked for that purpose, according to a...more

The “Old College Try” Flunks Out: California Supreme Court Holds CEQA Mitigation Obligation For CSU Campus Expansion Projects...

by Miller Starr Regalia on

In an August 3, 2015 decision that impacts the California State University’s (CSU) plans to expand its campuses across the state, the California Supreme Court has rejected CSU’s arguments that mitigation of its projects’...more

2015 Florida Legislative Post-Session Report

by Carlton Fields on

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt’s Government Law and Consulting Practice Group released its 2015 Florida Legislative Post-Session Report detailing significant bills that passed during the 2015 Regular Session of the Florida...more

CEQA’s Mitigation Requirement: No Public v. Private Distinction

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

The California State University Board of Trustees (CSU) understandably takes the position that in this era of tightening budgets, its funds should only be used for education related improvements. ...more

Citizens for a Green San Mateo v. San Mateo County Community College District

Why it matters: The 30 day statute of limitations for CEQA challenges was upheld to bar litigation alleging that a project, as constructed, was different from how that project was described in the CEQA document....more

First District Holds CEQA Statute Of Limitations Bars Citizens Group’s Challenge To College Of San Mateo Tree Cutting

by Miller Starr Regalia on

In a published opinion, the First District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court’s judgment granting a writ and held that a CEQA action filed by a citizens group against a community college district and its board of...more

Brasília: impactos econômicos da Capital no Centro-Oeste e no País

by Lucas de Alencar Oliveira on

Para além de uma mudança meramente administrativa, a iniciativa da construção de Brasília embutia um sonho de integrar uma vasta região do Brasil, então distante, despovoada e inexplorada, à comunidade e à economia nacional....more

Green Building Update - January 8, 2009

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Green buildings expected to lead policy agendas in 2009 *Green Building Focus ..CoStar's top-ten sustainable building stories for 2008 *Updating green building codes – not an easy task *New LEED AP...more

Green Building Update - October 30, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

In this issue: *LA implements new green building code Nov. 1st *Green Building Focus: ..Mayor's alliance and USGBC promote green schools ..Navitas Capital and Webcor form strategic green relationship *Michigan...more

Green Building Update - September 10, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Developers say LEED cert. becoming hard to resist *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Green schools: higher test scores & lower absenteeism *Green Globes rating competing with LEED certification *Fast track...more

Green Building Update - May 21, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Green Building market expected to double by 2012 *Green Building Focus ..State of Green Business 2008 *U.S. Green Building Council opens LEED 2009 for public comment *San Diego community named "Mixed...more

Green Building Update - May 14, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Greensburg, Kansas, rebuilds as a wind-powered city *Green Building Focus ..Alternative Water Sources: Supply-Side Solutions for Green Buildings *Fort Hood, Texas, to become first army installation to...more

Green Building Update - May 7, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Frost & Sullivan research finds significant savings from LEED certification *Green Building Focus ..The American Institute of Architects releases top 10 'green' projects of 2008 *Forbes outlines the...more

QUAIS CARACTERÍSTICAS DAS CIDADES DETERMINAM A ATRAÇÃO DE MIGRANTES QUALIFICADOS?

O trabalho tem como objetivo traçar os principais determinantes da migração de uma categoria específica de pessoas: a mão-de-obra qualificada. Entende-se por mão-de-obra qualificada pessoas com nível educacional superior...more

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