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PLF client gets friend of the court support from National Homebuilders in affordable housing case

March 31, 2014 | By TONY FRANCOIS

PLF recently filed its opening brief and reply brief in the California Supreme Court on behalf of the California Building Industry Association, which is challenging the constitutionality of the City of San Jose’s regime of affordable housing exactions. An affordable housing exaction is a demand that a local government imposes on home builder ...

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Of Jerry Brown and Santa Claus

December 27, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

It appears to be PLF week at the San Diego Union Tribune.  Today the paper published this OpEd by PLF attorneys Harold Johnson and yours truly.  The piece discusses PLF’s pending challenge to San Jose’s affordable housing exactions in the California Supreme Court on behalf of the California Building Industry Association. The piece ope ...

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PLF files opening brief against housing exactions in California Supreme Court

December 11, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

In July of this year, PLF petitioned the California Supreme Court to review a lower court opinion allowing the City of San Jose to essentially takeover 15% of all new homes as units for the city’s affordable housing program.  In September, the Court granted review, and yesterday PLF filed the opening brief on behalf of … ...

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PLF petitions california supeme court to review city's $122,000 per home 'fee'

July 19, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

This week, PLF filed a petition in the California Supreme Court on behalf of the California Building Industry Association.  The petition asks the Court to review CBIA v. City of San Jose, a very ominous lower court decision that could begin a new flood of extortionate development fees imposed on property owners throughout California. CBIA … ...