The APA California Amicus Curiae Committee reviews significant court cases, and when deemed appropriate, files or joins in friend of the court briefs on issues important to planning in California.
The committee is a standing committee consisting of land use attorneys and planners from around the State. The Committee is chaired by Vivian Kahn, and members include David Snow, Al Herson, Tom Jacobson, Barbara Kautz. The Committee always includes the Director of the applicable APA California section in deliberations regarding involvement in cases.
If you have questions regarding the Amicus Committee, or have a case that may be of interest to the Committee, please contact David Snow, Vice President of Policy and Legislation at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vivian Kahn at email@example.com
Vivian Kahn, Chair
John C. Terrell, AICP
Barb KautzVivian Kahn, Chair
Amicus Committee Briefs
- Barbara Lynch and Thomas Frick v. California Coastal Commission
- Cleveland National Forest Foundation v. San Diego Association of Governments
- Sierra Club v Fresno County