Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Palmer Case - Are Inclusionary Zoning Practices Due For Change?


On October 22, 2009, the California Supreme Court decided not to review the Court of Appeal's decision in the landmark Palmer/Sixth Street Properties v. City of Los Angeles case. [See SMRH Blog 08/18/2009, for detailed discussion of Palmer decision.] This decision, although favorable for Palmer, could launch "inclusionary zoning" and similar affordable housing laws across the state into uncertain legal waters as municipalities attempt to enforce now-questionable inclusionary zoning requirements.

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