Posts Tagged: CEQA

Sacramento Land Use Lawyers Assess Californiaʼs Loss of Teslaʼs $6 Billion Battery Factory -A Question of Free Market vs. Government Over-Regulation

Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, has decided to build a 500,000 unit per year battery factory (Gigafactory)  in Sparks, Nevada. This facility, desgned to be as large as nearly 200 football fields, will employ tens of thousands and contribute billions of dollars per year to the local economy. Destined to come online in 2017, the Gigafactory’s goal is… Read more »

Do You Need an Environmental Impact Report to Build a House? California Supreme Court to Address the Issue

In a closely watched land use case entitled Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley, the California Supreme Court will soon decide whether a property owner who wishes to build a single family residence may be subject to the expensive and time consuming process of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), even though homes have historically… Read more »