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November 04, 2016

West Hollywood punishes developers for building houses

One thing that nearly all Californians agree on is that the price of housing in this state is too high. The relentlessly rising prices are unmistakable evidence of a housing shortage: not enough homes are built to meet the rising demand. Husband and wife entrepreneurs Shelah and Jonathan Lehrer-Graiwer thought they could help meet that ...

December 11, 2013

PLF files opening brief against housing exactions in California Supreme Court

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 ...

October 18, 2013

California supreme court: affordable housing mandates are exactions

Yesterday the California Supreme Court decided an important case in the field of exactions law, Sterling Park v. City of Palo Alto.  The issue in the case was in a sense rather mundane: what is the deadline for filing suit to challenge an affordable housing set aside as a condition of a development permit?  But ...

July 19, 2013

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

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 ...