On June 27, 2019, the State Auditor affirmed that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (“DFW”) “is not fulfilling its responsibilities under the California Environmental Quality Act [(“CEQA”)].” In response to a Join…
A recent opinion by California’s Third Appellate District holds that even if a project conforms to county historic design guidelines, lay opinions relating to the aesthetics may support a fair argument of substantial impacts on the environment.
A recent unpublished opinion by California’s First Appellate District highlights the risk that CEQA lead agencies face when they approve projects with potential visual or traffic impacts based on a negative declaration. In Protect Nil…
The California Natural Resources Agency has released another round of proposed revisions to the CEQA Guidelines. The draft changes to the guidelines were originally published in January
2018 and followed by public hearings in March 2018. Th…
Harrison, Temblador, Hungerford & Johnson LLP has been recognized in a recent article by The Recorder (available here) as a leader in obtaining local cannabis land use entitlements and state licenses. The firm has applied its land use expertise…
Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation v. County of San Diego (2017) Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 6988
In an unpublished decision of interest to quarry operators, California’s Fourth Appellate District
held that San Diego County did not need to perfor…
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Sierra Club v. County of San Benito (2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 1987)
In Sierra Club v. County of San Benito, a California court upheld the county’s use of a deed restriction, rather than insisting upon a conservation easement, as a mechanism to ensure t…
Sierra Club v. County of Sonoma (2017) Cal. App. LEXIS 375
In Sierra Club v. County of Sonoma, a California court declined consider the issuance of a grading permit to be an act subject to CEQA, despite that the ordinance gave County officials a degr…
In an unpublished decision, Communities for Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management District, California’s Second Appellate District upheld the decision of an air district to issue a negative declaration for a project that expanded…