CEQA Developments

Miller Starr Regalia has been at the forefront of recent developments in cutting edge fields such as air quality and climate change-related laws, and its attorneys are established experts in environmental impact review of projects under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Miller Starr Regalia’s first blog, CEQA Developments, was created to highlight the firm’s expertise in the area of CEQA law.

Land Use Developments

Miller Starr Regalia’s Land Use Practice Group has broad and deep experience obtaining and defending approvals required to successfully develop real property throughout California. The firm’s Land Use Developments blog was created to provide practical information, judicial, legislative, and regulatory updates, tips, and guidelines on cutting edge issues to those in the land use industry, including property owners, developers, public agencies, and technical consultants.

October 12, 2020

Governor Extends Conditional Suspension of Requirements Related to Posting CEQA Notices with County Clerks

By: Arthur F. Coon and Arielle Harris

In late September, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-80-20 (“EO 80-20”), which, among other things, extends the protections of a handful of previously issued executive orders related to COVID-19.  As relevant to CEQA practitioners, EO 80-20 extends the previous suspension of CEQA’s requirements for filing of specified notices with the county clerk and the posting ... Read More...

October 1, 2020

Miller Starr Regalia Attorneys Speaking at Upcoming CEQA and Land Use Programs in November

By: Arthur F. Coon and Arielle Harris

During the month of November, Miller Starr Regalia land use attorneys will be providing updates on housing, land use, and CEQA at three upcoming virtual programs.

First, on November 11, Arielle O. Harris will be speaking alongside Kathryn L. Oehlschlager of Downey Brand and Sarah E. Owsowitz of Best Best & Krieger at the ... Read More...

September 21, 2020

Third District Dismisses Appeal In CEQA Case As Moot Where Plaintiff Failed To Timely Seek Or Obtain Preliminary Injunction And Project Construction Was Completed Before Trial

By: Arthur F. Coon

In an opinion originally filed on August 26, and later certified for publication on September 16, 2020, the Third District Court of Appeal dismissed a plaintiff group’s (“Parkford”) appeal from an adverse judgment in a CEQA/land use case as moot.  Parkford Owners for a Better Community v. County of Placer (Silversword Properties, LLC, et al., ... Read More...