Bigger Code Violation Fines In SF’s Future?

We kick off Reuben, Junius and Rose’s 2023 client updates by discussing a proposed San Francisco ordinance that would significantly enhance penalties for unpermitted work eliminating or adding residential units […]


Cars to Casas Nearing Adoption

Approximately a year ago we reported on Mayor London Breed’s introduction of the “Cars to Casas” legislation which proposed to make it easier to build housing on existing parking lots, […]


CEQA Litigation Win

RJR Attorneys Successfully Defend 180-Unit Housing Development Earlier this month, the First District Court of Appeals handed down a win for our client in a CEQA lawsuit challenging the approval […]


2022 Housing Legislation Round-Up

This year was a blockbuster year for housing legislation coming from Sacramento. Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law more than three dozen bills related to housing and housing […]


Inspection Requirements – Elevated Elements in CIDs

Civil Code Section 5551, a statute within the Davis-Stirling Act and applicable to common interest developments with three (3) or more unit, obligates homeowners’ associations (“HOA”) to satisfy certain inspection requirements of all […]


Downtown Oakland Specific Plan: ZIP Update

As previously reported, the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (“DOSP”) is working its way to the City Council for adoption, currently anticipated in late 2022. The DOSP includes Zoning Amendments (which […]


Building Department Update

The San Francisco Department of Building Inspection (“DBI”) is working hard to improve on permit review and processing times. They launched a program called “Enhanced In-House Review Permit Application Process” […]

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