According to new figures from California's Annual
Planning Survey, the state's environmental law is low on the list of barriers to infill development, writes Ethan Elkind.
Sep 25, 2012 Legal Planet
The CA Environmental Quality Act: you either love it or hate it. The 1970 law either protects the environment or stifles smart growth, depending upon your perspective. Three bills lie on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that address different aspects of it.
Sep 19, 2011 Legal Planet
A draft report from San Diego reveals that California's SB 375 law, which passed in 2008, was ineffective in reducing sprawl in the long term, Ethan Elkind writes for the UCLA UC Berkeley Legal Planet blog.
Jul 7, 2011 Legal Planet