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October 2016

The Alameda County Superior Court rejected the petitioners’ challenge that the City had not adequately analyzed the environmental impacts of the proposed 18-story project at 2211 Harold Way. Various other issues were abandoned by the petitioners.

September 2015

On remand from the California Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal upheld the City’s decision in the Berkeley Hillside Preservation case that a single family dwelling was exempt from environmental review and held that the City complied with the California Environmental Quality Act when it approved a permit for construction of the dwelling without environmental review.  On October 15, 2015, the Court of Appeal denied Appellants' Petition for Rehearing and certified the opinion for publication (see page 21). 

March 2015

The California Supreme Court reversed the Berkeley Hillside Preservation appellate court decision which found that the City violated CEQA when it determined that its approval of a proposed single-family home was categorically exempt from CEQA

January 2015

The Court of Appeal upheld the Alameda County Superior Court's decision to grant summary judgment in favor of the owner to provide 10 units of BMR housing to qualifying households in the 1080 Delaware matter. 

December 2014

The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's judgment in the Friends of West Berkeley matter.

October 2014

The Court of Appeal upheld the City's Injunction against U-Haul.

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