This summary of the major provisions of land use and planning law in California includes expert commentary on the latest statutes and the most recent federal and state court decisions and opinions of the California Attorney General through January 1, 2009. The book sets forth basic code sections and summarizes relevant court opinions in clear language useful to planners.
attorneys, developers, local legislators, environmental activists, and students. The author is a partner in the law firm of Bingham McCutchen, and is Chair of the firm's Land Use and Development Group. She regularly assists landowners, developers, and public agencies in all aspects of land use processing, including compliance with CEQA, and drafting, negotiating, and obtaining the approval of development agreements, general plan amendments, specific plans, planned unit development zoning, and tentative and final subdivision maps.
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