San Joaquin Valley Housing Symposium

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The San Joaquin Valley Housing Symposium will cover vital land use topics including: Regionalism Smart Growth Financing Affordable Housing Please click here for additional details and registration information. ...

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Son of Prop 90 – Eminent Domain

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The following is an article by Vivian Kahn, FAICP: The folks who brought us Prop. 13 are at it again. Having made a mess of California's fiscal structure, they're now out to undermine the ability of California's communities to make decisions ...

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Big Box Store Evaluator Tool

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A new on-line tool is available to analyze both the positive and negative impacts that big box retail stores can have on the economy, environment, and community. This free resource can be accessed at http://www.bigboxevaluator.org/. ...

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Development After Disasters

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What can homeowners, tenants, business owners, and local officials expect after disasters? State law offers several exceptions from the standard requirements for land use and taxation decisions. The Senate Local Government Committee has comp...

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HCD to Offer Technical Assistance on SB 2

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The State Department of Housing and Community Development will issue a technical assistance memo by December 31, 2007, to assist jurisdictions in meeting the requirements of SB 2. This measure by Senator Gilbert Cedillo was signed into law on O...

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