March 4, 2015

Issue #20

Editor's Note

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California Supreme Court Finds Sex Offender Residency Restrictions Under Jessica’s Law Unconstitutional As Applied; Cities Should Review Local Ordinances

The California Supreme Court issued a decision on Monday, March 2, in In re Taylor — the case challenging the constitutionality of residency restrictions under Proposition 83, also known as Jessica’s Law.

Legal Updates, Public Safety

California Supreme Court Provides Guidance on the “Unusual Circumstances Exception” From Applying a Categorical Exemption under CEQA

On Monday, March 2, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley, clarifying and providing guidance to cities on the use of categorical exemptions for projects under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Legal Updates, CEQA, Housing

CalRecycle Workshop Will Review Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant and Loan Programs

CalRecycle will hold a workshop on March 19 from 1:30-4:00 p.m. to discuss the proposed FY 2015–16 eligibility criteria for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant and Loan Programs (Organics Grant Program and Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program). The workshop will be held at the Cal/EPA Headquarters Building in Sacramento. 

Environmental Quality, Greenhouse Gases, Meetings and Events
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