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CEQA Allows Developers to Recover Administrative Record Costs when Reimbursing Agency

Appellate Victory for Developers and Public Agencies - A developer can recover the cost of preparing a California Environmental Quality Act administrative record, even when the lead agency, not the developer, actually…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

NHTSA Releases Highly Anticipated Federal Automated Vehicles Policy

60-Day Comment Period Provides Important Chance to Have Local Voices Heard - With the goal of creating a path for the safe testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles on public roads nationwide, the U.S. Department of…more
| Transportation

Legislation Establishes New Reporting Requirements for State and Local Debt Obligations

Annual Reports Filed with the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission Must Include Additional Information - State and local agencies that issue debt must now file new specified information in the annual reports…more
| Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

The Ethics Advisor: The Details Matter — Recusing Yourself Due to Conflict of Interest

Once, when I had put a lot of time and attention into arranging the particulars of social engagement, an old acquaintance called me a “detallista.” At the time, I think she may have meant it more as a slight than a compliment,…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

Best in Law: Sometimes, Bankruptcy Can Help Maintain Vital Business Ties

BB&K Attorney Cathy Ta Says Bankruptcy is a Way to Move Forward in the Riverside Press-Enterprise - Generally, filing for bankruptcy is seen as a last resort for many businesses and individuals; understandably, the…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

California Governor Extends CEQA Litigation Streamlining Provisions for Large Projects Promoting Job Creation and Innovative Technologies

Law Will Expedite Schedules for Qualified Projects - On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill extending special California Environmental Quality Act litigation streamlining provisions for large, jobs-producing…more
| Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Environmental Groups to Sue Fish & Wildlife Service Over Listing of 417 Species

Development Projects in California May be Impacted - In what could prove to have significant impacts to development and major public projects in California, the Center for Biological Diversity and other environmental groups…more
| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Legislature Passes Pair of Significant New Climate Change Bills

Gov. Brown Expected to Sign Laws that Will Have CEQA Implications - In the final days of its session, the California Legislature passed two climate change bills that expand existing laws aimed at reducing statewide…more
| Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Gear Up for Driverless Cars: The Billion Dollar Questions – When, How and What?

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference on the topic of autonomous vehicles. Coincidentally, the presentation was the same day Uber announced it would be launching…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

New Rules Impact PEG Access Stations’ Responsibilities Regarding Closed Captioning

Additional Reporting and Compliance Requirements - The Federal Communications Commission published a Final Rule in the Federal Register on Tuesday, imposing new reporting requirements on public, educational and governmental…more
| Communications & Media Law

Sweeping Six-Case Win For Water District Helps Secure Orange County's Water Supply

In early May, the Fourth District Court of Appeal took an important step toward helping to secure Orange County’s water supply. It issued several opinions in response to challenges to a proposed public-private partnership…more
| Energy & Utilities, Government Contracting, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Gear Up for Driverless Cars: Ford Puts Autonomous Vehicles in the Fast Lane

As the conversation around driverless cars progresses from “if” to “when,” the debate over the timeline for the mainstreaming of this technology rages on. Some argue millions of driverless cars will be available by 2020. Others…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Drone on Drones: NLC Releases “Cities and Drones” Report and Draft Ordinance

The National League of Cities released a municipal guide designed to serve as a primer on drones for local officials. Published this week, Cities and Drones provides insight into the FAA’s recently released rules on drone…more
| Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The Ethics Advisor: 13 Things You Need to Know About Campaign Restrictions

Ya no aguanto. (I can’t take it anymore.) Can we POSSIBLY get away from campaigning and politics for a little while? Sorry folks, pero, no. Puntada. (but, no. Period.) With the 2016 Presidential election campaign in…more
| Elections & Politics

Engaging California Voters

An estimated 8.9 million people voted in California’s June 7 election, representing just under 50 percent of the entire voting-eligible population, according to news reports. The turnout seems quite remarkable compared to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Transportation
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