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December 19, 2016

San Ramon briefing complete

Today we filed our reply brief on the petition for review in our challenge to a special tax levied by the City of San Ramon’s community facilities district. Our petition asks the California Supreme Court to review the court of appeal’s first-impression interpretation of the Mello-Roos Act’s limitation on municipal services financi ...

October 25, 2010

Environmental activists angry over wood stork recovery

Author: Reed Hopper Although U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists have recommended reclassifying the wood stork from endangered to threatened because the stork's range and population have doubled in recent years, activists rage over the Florida Home Builders' request that the Service take action on its own recommendation. Rather than&# ...

October 04, 2010

"Legal Watchdog" gets action

Author: Reed Hopper Builder magazine reports: Last week's announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—that it would consider reclassifying the wood stork, a wading bird often found in South Florida's Everglades, as "threatened" from its current "endangered" status—is the culmination of nearly five years of wrangling a ...