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2022

Labor and Employment

Land Use

  • Two New Laws Authorize Multifamily Residential on Commercial PropertyDecember 8, 2022Overview Earlier this year, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2011 (Wicks) and Senate Bill (SB) 6 (Caballero) into law to increase housing production in the state by allowing residential construction on commercially-zoned property. The two bills balance the State’s interest in new housing with local control and provide for increased wages, benefits and standards for ... read more
  • Ninth Circuit Vacates Injunction Delaying Caltrans Eviction of Homeless Persons Encamped Along Freeway Exit RampMay 3, 2022The recent Ninth Circuit holding in Where Do We Go Berkeley et. al v. California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) (9th Circuit No. 21-16790, April 27, 2022), provides insight into how courts may adjudicate claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) against public entities attempting to clear homeless encampments. In the case, the Ninth Circuit vacated an ... read more

Environmental Law

Trial and Litigation

First Amendment

Housing

  • California Density Bonus Law – 2022 UpdateJanuary 21, 2022California’s Density Bonus Law provides housing developers with tools to encourage the development of much needed affordable and senior housing. The California Legislature continues to refine the Density Bonus Law over the past year, with new legislation taking effect on January 1 of this year providing additional flexibility to developers in meeting requirements for a density bonus. In ... read more