California Housing Laws (2021 Edition): Recent changes to single-family zoning, what attorneys should know

Jolie Houston
Jolie Houston
Berliner Cohen LLP

Jolie Houston practices in the areas of Land Use and Municipal Law. She has over twenty-five years of experience in representing private and public clients in a wide range of land use, environmental and public law matters, and in land use and CEQA litigation. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law. In addition to representing owners and developers, she is the City Attorney of Los Altos, so he sees these matters from both sides.

Erik Ramakrishnan
Erik Ramakrishnan
Berliner Cohen LLP

Erik Ramakrishnan has over a decade of experience in the practice of public law. He represents municipalities and private clients, including both nonprofit and for-profit developers. His practice focuses on land use and the California Environmental Quality Act, but he also advises public agencies on public contracting and municipal finance matters. His special interest is affordable housing law.

On-Demand: November 8, 2021

California Housing Laws (2021 Edition): Recent changes to single-family zoning, what attorneys should know
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Program Summary

California has a variety of laws intended to require local agencies to plan for the state’s future housing needs at all income levels and to expedite approval of housing development projects. This course will provide an overview of those laws, with emphasis on new laws enacted in the past two years. SB 9, enacted by the Legislature in 2021 and effective in 2022, will receive special attention. This legislation promises to radically alter the character of single-family zoning districts throughout the state by requiring ministerial approval of up to four units on residential lots meeting specified criteria.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Overview of existing California housing laws
  • SB 9 and single-family zoning
  • Other recent changes to California housing law

Date / Time: November 8, 2021

  • 3:00 pm – 5:10 pm Eastern
  • 2:00 pm – 4:10 pm Central
  • 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Mountain
  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Pacific

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Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Jolie Houston_Berliner Cohen LLP_myLawCLEJolie Houston | Berliner Cohen LLP

Jolie Houston practices in the areas of Land Use and Municipal Law. She has over twenty-five years of experience in representing private and public clients in a wide range of land use, environmental and public law matters, and in land use and CEQA litigation. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law. In addition to representing owners and developers, she is the City Attorney of Los Altos, so he sees these matters from both sides.

Erik Ramakrishnan_Berliner Cohen LLP_myLawCLEErik Ramakrishnan | Berliner Cohen LLP

Erik Ramakrishnan has over a decade of experience in the practice of public law. He represents municipalities and private clients, including both nonprofit and for-profit developers. His practice focuses on land use and the California Environmental Quality Act, but he also advises public agencies on public contracting and municipal finance matters. His special interest is affordable housing law.

Agenda

I. Existing Housing Laws | 3:00pm – 3:30pm

  1. Housing Element Law
  2. Housing Accountability Act
  3. Density Bonus Law
  4. ADU/JADU Law
  5. Permit Streamlining Act
  6. Housing Crisis Act of 2019

II. Housing Laws Enacted in 2020 | 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Break | 4:00pm – 4:10pm

III. SB 9 | 4:10pm – 4:40pm

IV. Other Housing Laws Enacted in 2021 | 4:40pm – 5:10pm