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‘Nuclear option’? Supersized housing projects are planned for Bay Area’s wealthiest cities. Is one coming to your neighborhood?
The Mercury News, June 25, 2023

State gives Los Altos Hills the thumbs up on housing plan. YIMBYs give it two thumbs down.
San Francisco Chronicle, June 7, 2023

City Rejects Appeal of 600 Foothill Application
Outlook Valley Sun, May 7, 2023

Refinery Oversight Committee Holds First Meeting; Martinez is Sued for Failing to Adopt Housing Plan; Sewer Rates Headed Up, Up and Up; and MRC’s Pond 7 Bites the Dust
Martinez News-Gazette, Feb 23, 2023

Lawsuits Follow Housing Plan Failures in the San Francisco Bay Area
Planetizen, Feb 22, 2023

What does builder’s remedy mean for Mountain View? A local developer is trying to find out
Mountain View Voice, Feb 17, 2023

Pro-housing advocates are suing these Bay Area cities to plan for more homes
East Bay Times, Feb 8, 2023

California cities face flurry of lawsuits over missed housing mandate
Courthouse News Service, Feb 7, 2023

Palo Alto sued over delay in adopting its housing plan
Mountain View Voice, Feb 7, 2023

YIMBYs Bombard Bay Area Cities With Lawsuits for Flouting State Rules
The San Francisco Standard, Feb 7, 2023

YIMBYs are about to sue the daylights out of cities across the Bay Area. Here’s why
San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 7, 2023

YIMBYs sue city of Palo Alto for missing state housing plan deadline
Palo Alto Daily Post, Feb 6, 2023

Housing groups threaten Belvedere with lawsuits
The Ark, Jan 18, 2023

Manhattan Beach City Council to Bring Back Highrose / Verandas Issue
MB News, Jan 12, 2023

Court Affirms Housing Applicants’ Ability to Be Vested Against Downzonings
Holland & Knight Alert, Dec 20, 2022

Oceanside approves 146-unit Breeze Luxury Apartments despite unpopularity
The Coast News, Dec 14, 2022

Manhattan Beach faces state action, lawsuits on Project Verandas
Easy Reader & Peninsula, Dec 8, 2022

Stanford’s most exclusive neighborhood becomes legal battleground over housing
Mercury News, Oct 2, 2022

Project Verandas decision looms for City Council
Easy Reader & Peninsula Magazine, Sept 1, 2022

Golden Skate closing at end of month to make way for new townhomes, Jul 14, 2022

With more enforcement power than ever, state relies on activists to enforce duplex law
CalMatters, Apr 22, 2022

Duplex housing law met with fierce resistance by California cities
CalMatters, Apr 11, 2022

California’s Attorney General Says Pasadena Is Violating State Housing Law
LAist, Mar 17, 2002

How some Bay Area cities are working to undermine state’s new SB 9 housing law
San Francisco Business Times, Mar 14, 2022

Why cities in San Mateo County are planning for new levels of growth
San Mateo Daily Journal, Feb 22, 2022

San Carlos Senate Bill 9 ordinance challenged
The Daily Journal, Feb 8, 2022

Condo plans return before San Mateo City Council after costly lawsuit
San Mateo Daily Journal, Feb 7, 2022

As new Bay Area SB9 housing applications grow, so does rift between suburbs, developers
Mercury News, Feb 6, 2022

Berkeley City Council allegedly violates state ADU law
Daily Californian, Feb 3, 2022

San Mateo won’t appeal housing ruling
San Mateo Daily Journal, Oct 14, 2021

This San Mateo legal ruling has big implications for California’s housing crisis
Mercury News, Sept 14, 2021

San Mateo loses ruling on housing
San Mateo Daily Journal, Sept 14, 2021

Will Legislature confront California housing crisis?
CalMatters, Aug 22, 20121

A simple home renovation, a slur and a federal case in Los Altos
Mercury News, Jan 17, 2021

Los Altos: Five-story downtown development officially moves forward after year-long legal battle
Mercury News, Sep 10, 2020

Bay Area City Delays OK for Apartment Project That Sparked a Housing War
Courthouse News Service, Aug 11, 2020

Lafayette Again Delays Decision to Approve Controversial ‘YIMBY’ Housing, After a Decade-Long Process
KQED, Aug 10, 2020

The apartment proposal that sparked Lafayette’s housing war is back. Can it win approval?
San Francisco Chronicle, Aug 5, 2020

Housing fight rages on in Los Altos, as city appeals YIMBY legal victory
Mercury News, July 8, 2020

We’ve filed our appeal brief against San Mateo

In 2017, the state legislature passed SB167 to strengthen the Housing Accountability Act. The changes it brought were profoundly boring: it simply required cities to follow their own zoning laws instead of making them up on the spot at every project hearing. If you've...

Sue the Suburban Lifestyle Dream

The soon-to-be-former President, in his failed attempt to appeal to voters this election, unsurprisingly decided to take a stand against fair housing. In an effort to “save the suburban lifestyle dream,” Trump repealed Obama era regulations designed to give teeth to...

Los Altos concedes defeat. Housing won.

Today, we’re pleased to announce that Los Altos has conceded defeat in our lawsuit against them for an unlawful denial of affordable housing under Senate Bill 35’s streamlined approval provisions. The city tried announcing this late Saturday night in the middle of the...

It Doesn’t Stop At Housing.

In early April of 1968, the US Senate passed the Fair Housing Act, but the bill’s prospects looked bleak in the House. It appeared that enacting federal legislation to ban discrimination in housing was too much for Congress to take on. Housing had been excluded from...

CEQA and Housing: Raising the Baseline

A special guest post by our friend Chris Elmendorf, Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law. The California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, has become a bogeyman for YIMBYs, an excuse for cities to deny housing, and tool with which opponents can delay projects...