statute of limitations

What is S.O.L. for Bringing Quiet Title Claim?

Imagine being at home one day when you receive news that someone (or some entity) is claiming to be the true owner of that same property you worked so hard, […]


Draft Zoning Amendments Released for Downtown Oakland

The Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (“DOSP”) is Oakland’s sixth area plan and has been in the works since the mid-2010s. On April 27, 2022, Zoning Code Amendments to implement the […]


San Carlos Enacts Northeast Area Development Moratorium

Pending Specific Plan Will Streamline CEQA Review of Future Life Science Projects On April 25th, the City of San Carlos enacted a development moratorium covering approximately 120 acres of land […]


Update on Emergency Escape for R-3 Occupancies

The Department of Building Inspection and the San Francisco Fire Department have drafted a new Information Sheet EG-02, which provides guidelines for R-3 projects that are unable to meet the […]

housing fees

State Takes Aim at Housing Fees and Permit Delays

After a productive legislative year in 2021, the state legislature is continuing to tackle California’s ongoing challenges related to the housing crisis and lengthy processing times. Two bills would aim […]


To Fourplex or Not to Fourplex

Senate Bill 9 (SB 9), which took effect January 1, 2022, enables property owners to split their single-family residential lot into two separate lots and build up to two new […]


Density Bonus Law & CEQA Tiering Upheld

This winter, two California Courts of Appeal issued decisions that reaffirm some of the positive aspects of state laws related to housing production, from both a CEQA perspective and via […]


Planning Commission Considering EV Charging Regulations

This Thursday, the San Francisco Planning Commission will consider an ordinance that would amend the Planning Code to address electric vehicle (“EV”) charging uses. The Planning Code does not contemplate […]


Berkeley Adopts New Zoning Ordinance

On December 1, 2021, the City of Berkeley adopted a new Zoning Ordinance (Title 23 of the Berkeley Municipal Code), the first major revision of the City’s Zoning Ordinance since […]

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