Case Studies & Examples / Housing

“NIMBY group uses CEQA lawsuit to stop affordable housing project for seniors”

Februaty 6th, 2013 By CEQA Working Group Sacramento Senior Homes is located at the corner of Sacramento Street and Blake Street in Berkeley, CA. This 40-unit infill housing project serves very low income senior citizens, many of whom were homeless before moving into the new building. Low-income senior housing is desperately needed in Berkeley, and … Continue reading

Etc. / News

“Lawsuit Says Beverly-Wilshire Homeowners Group Mishandled Money It Got From Suing Developers”

January 11, 2013 By James Brasuell More details are emerging in the “greenmail” practices of the Beverly-Wilshire Homes Association, one of Los Angeles’s notoriously obstructionist NIMBY organizations. Greenmail is the dirty little secret of land use and development practices around California and Los Angeles, where homeowner groups and unincorporated community associations sue developers under theauspices of … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Etc.

“Mall wars: Redondo Beach sues Torrance over Galleria’s possible loss of Nordstrom”

December 4, 2012 By Nick Green Facing the loss of its Nordstrom store to neighboring Torrance, Redondo Beach has slapped the city and owners of Del Amo Fashion Center with an environmental lawsuit in an apparent effort to kill or postpone the scheduled 2015 move. The Seattle-based retailer and Simon Property Group, the Indianapolis-based owner … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Ports

“A Decade of Progress at Southern California Ports”

Melissa Lin Perrella, Natural Resources Defense Council “This month marks the 10th anniversary of a landmark legal victory against the Port of Los Angeles.  In 2002, two environmental groups teamed up with San Pedro and Wilmington residents and forever changed how the Port of Los Angeles conducts business by successfully halting one of the Port’s largest expansion … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Etc.

“Unions manipulate city leaders with CEQA threats”

October 10,2012 By Eric Christen, executive director of the Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction …. “In San Diego, the city’s civic leaders regard union CEQA abuse as a customary part of doing business. Instead of exposing it and shaming the perpetrators, they say nothing publicly and surrender to it privately. Then they pass the costs … Continue reading