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Posts on Jan 1970

Use Permits Allow Flexibility in Zoning

Zoning is the separation of a municipality into districts and the application of different regulations in each particular district. Zoning regulations are generally divided into three types: those that divide a municipality into various land use designations; those that list the permitted uses within those designations; and those that regulate development standards.

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The California State Bar and the Accused Trust Attorney

Sometimes it seems like the news is full of stories about attorneys being investigated and even arrested for taking money that belongs to a client or someone else.  You may have recently heard about an attorney that you know and even like whose office was visited by State Bar investigators while he was escorted to jail.  So let’s just say for fun that you recently sat down in front of the TV or picked up the newspaper only to see a local attorney’s actions splashed on the news.  You then learn that investigators from the State Bar of California descended into the attorney’s law office and removed the client files.  What is going on?  It’s not your trust attorney but should you still be worried?

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Development Agreements – A Useful Tool for Developers and Government Agencies (Part 2)

Part 1 of our primer on development agreements discussed the requirements for adoption and execution of development agreements enacted in accordance with the Government code commencing at Section 65864. Part 2 outlines when a development agreement requires environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) and provides a useful tip to consider for those contemplating a development agreement.

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