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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading