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Navigating the Legal and Political Pitfalls of Ballot Box Land Use Planning

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United Way Room (Ground Floor)

550 Kearny Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

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Join AEP and our speakers as they discuss the use of initiatives and referenda by development proponents and opponents to regulate, promote, and constrain land uses. The panel will discuss roles, concerns, and strategies of all parties typically involved in initiatives for land use planning projects and policies. The speakers will share legal perspectives from the developer’s side and from the public interest side and discuss how planning initiatives affect and intersect with traditional community planning and environmental review processes, such as CEQA. On the practical side, the panel will review recent California examples of successful planning initiative campaigns as well as grassroots efforts against measures. Finally, the panel will address the question: are ballot initiatives rightly called an end-run around CEQA?

MCLE Credit: 1.0 hour

AICP Credit: Pending approval for 1.0 hour

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Scott B. Birkey, Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP

Scott Birkey is a partner at Cox, Castle & Nicholson who handles entitlement, compliance, and litigation matters for residential and commercial developers, educational and health-care institutions, and public agencies throughout California. He and his firm have worked on a number of projects involving ballot box planning issues.

Sara A. Clark, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP

Sara Clark is an associate at SMW and focuses on representation of environmental groups, Indian tribes, and public agencies in CEQA and NEPA litigation, federal Indian and public land law, election law, and land conservation. Ms. Clark has extensive experience representing public interest organizations and local agencies in litigation over land use initiatives and referenda.

Jeff Flint, FSB Core Strategies

Jeff Flint is President and CEO of FSB Core Strategies. He is one of the most widely recognized public affairs, public relations, and political campaign strategists in California. He has been involved in over a dozen land use ballot measure campaigns over the past ten years.

For more information please contact Kristi Black (kristi.black@ascentenvironmental.com).

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