BPC Briefing: 2023-24 CEQA Update

January 30, 2024

CEQA Case Developments - Year in Review

Downey Brand partner and environmental attorney Amy Higuera will be providing a review of CEQA case developments, including exemptions, EIRs, and preemptions at the Bay Planning Coalition’s first briefing of the year on Tuesday, January 30th at 8:35 a.m. in Downtown Oakland.

**3 Hours of MCLE Credit Pending Approval: 2 Hours of General Credit & 1 Hour of Ethics Credit**

The program will cover key topics, including:

  • Review of CEQA Developments: Gain insights into the changes and implications of recent California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) cases.
  • State Legislative Updates: Receive a thoughtful summary of recent legislation pertaining to CEQA and environmental policies.
  • Panel on Climate, Energy & Air Policies: Engage in a timely discussion of climate policies, with a specific focus on GHG threshold policies and their associated development impacts.
  • Ex Parte Communications: Participate in a discussion on the rules for ex parte communications when engaging regulatory agencies.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Arielle Harris, Partner | Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
  • Amy Higuera, Partner | Downey Brand LLP
  • Todd Williams, Director | Fennemore
  • Scott Birkey, Partner | Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
  • Jim Dorrance, Senior Manager – Power Resources Contracts | Ava Community Energy
  • Linda Klein, Partner | Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
  • Taylor Vencill, Principal | Ramboll
  • Stanley Lamport, Partner | Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

Space is limited for this in-person event. For more information and to register for the presentation, please visit the event page.