Ninth Circuit Overturns Natural Gas Ban

Can cities and states really ban natural gas hookups? On January 2, 2024, the Ninth Circuit handed down a decision in California Restaurant Association v. City of Berkeley finding that […]

Palo Alto recently reached a new housing milestone. On November 13, Palo Alto’s City Council adopted a legislative package implementing rezonings originally proposed in the City’s still uncertified sixth cycle […]

As recently as last month, existing state law prohibited the sale of accessory dwelling units (“ADU”) from being sold or conveyed separately from the primary residence, except under specific circumstances […]

As we’ve previously covered, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a substantial amount of housing bills into law this year. Two of the most notable pieces of legislation will significantly increase the […]

In recent months, City agencies have been working hard to improve review and issuance timelines for permits. This update focuses on the way that San Francisco Public Works (“Public Works”) […]

New! Casita Guidance for Establishing Local ADU Condo Ordinances As of January 1st, 2025, the ban on separate sale of ADUs will be lifted in state law. Cities and counties […]

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