The City of Sacramento did not violate constitutional law or implied-in-law zoning contract when it approved a project with characteristics that deviated from the City’s zoning ordinance. Sacramentans for Fair Planning v. City of Sacramento, 37 Cal. App. 5th 698 (2019)

A developer sought approval to build a high-rise tower in Midtown Sacramento. The City’s

The statewide concerns underlying the affordable housing provisions of the Surplus Lands Act superseded municipal home rule authority on the same subject and hence required charter cities to comply with the affordable housing provisions of the Act. Anderson v. City of San José, 42 Cal.App.5th 683 (2019).

This case addressed whether state constitutional authority

A zoning ordinance providing for expedited oil and gas permitting where owners of the mineral estate cooperate with surface owners did not grant surface owners so much control as to offend the mineral owners’ due process. Nor did disparate treatment of mineral owner permittees violate equal protection where County had legitimate objective of encouraging cooperation

A challenge to a planning commission decision rejecting plaintiff’s claim under the City’s scenic view ordinance was time-barred because it was not served within 90 days Weiss v. City of Del Mar (Torrey Pacific Corporation), 39 Cal. App. 5th 609 (2019)

The City of Del Mar has a scenic view ordinance providing relief under

The County of San Diego violated the Subdivision Map Act by approving residential development of land restricted to agricultural use under the Williamson Act when the development was neither closely related to nor necessary for agricultural use. Cleveland Nat. Forest Foundation v. County of San Diego, 37 Cal. App. 5th 1021 (2019).

Genesee Properties,

Operators of an unlicensed alcohol and drug treatment facility in violation of a city’s zoning ordinance could not avail themselves of the California Health and Safety Code’s safe harbor provisions. City of Dana Point v. New Method Wellness, 39 Cal. App. 5th 985 (2019).

New Methods Wellness is licensed to offer mental health and

An ordinance that banned short-term residential rentals and related activities did not violate the Dormant Commerce Clause, which prohibits discrimination against interstate commerce by state and local governments. Rosenblatt v. City of Santa Monica, 940 F.3d 439 (9th Cir. 2019).

In Rosenblatt, the Ninth Circuit unanimously affirmed the dismissal of a putative class