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“For CEQA, Project Commitment Is Still A Question Of Fact”

Posted on December 1, 2008 by Leslie Walker

“On October 30, 2008, the California Supreme Court decided Save Tara v. City of West Hollywood (2008) 45 Cal.4th 116 (“Save Tara”) finding that CEQA was triggered by early agreements between a city and developer, even when the agreements were expressly conditioned upon later CEQA compliance. This case will act as an impediment to many forms of agreements in the areas of redevelopment, affordable housing, and infrastructure which frequently require long-term cooperation of private developers and public agencies.”

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