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2016 California Land Use Law & Policy Conference


California Land Use Law & Policy 2016: Strategizing for
Successful Development in the Land of Overlapping Regulation

WHEN: September 12, 2016
WHERE: DoubleTree Suites, Santa Monica


Land development in California is back, but tensions and hurdles remain.

The California Environmental Quality Act and various planning and zoning laws keep land development practitioners aware and active. But add into the mix complicated water supply and air quality analyses—prompted by drought and climate change, required by state statutes and municipal ordinances, and as addressed and shaped by case precedent—and the balance between successful project development and serving community needs can be difficult.

Special projects such as transportation and alternative energy face their own unique challenges. Regulatory controls on density and the likelihood of school fee increases add layers of complexity to the situation. And in a state where real property is expensive, urban space is precious, and livable communities are something everybody desires, it’s important for everyone to understand the strategies that work. We understand these tough issues and have designed this year’s California Land Use Law & Policy Conference to achieve just that.

No matter which side of the development process you are on, to navigate the hurdles to successful land development you need to be informed, up to date and agile. We have designed this conference for you…all of you. Whatever your role in the development process, this comprehensive, practice-oriented conference will flesh out what every land use practitioner needs. You’ll learn, from our Faculty of top-tier, active experts—representatives of both development and our communities—how to navigate California’s regulatory landscape You’ll gain practical insights and problem-solving strategies that allow for successful development and sustainable, livable communities—from representatives of the academic community, consulting firms, and top water attorneys from throughout the state, including those from Best, Best & Krieger; Cox, Castle & Nicholson; Gresham, Savage; Jackson Tidus; and Miller Starr Regalia.

This year more than ever, your participation will be crucial to your effectiveness as a land use or environmental attorney; city or county counsel or planner; city or county board member; federal or state government practitioner; engineering, planning or environmental consultant; environmental organization representative; developer or land owner. This is a must attend event.

Be sure to register today for this special conference and find out what impact these critical topics will have on each other—and how the potential outcomes will impact your practice, municipality or organization in the future.


Register today for the only land use law conference in 2016 that’s produced by the publishers of California Land Use Law & Policy Reporter, a California-based conference provider that has offered publications and conference programs specifically for the California Land Use Bar since 1989. This year, as always, the expert publishers, editors, and advisors of California Land Use Law & Policy Reporter have been instrumental in planning this conference for you.

These seasoned, in-the-trenches legal professionals are uniquely qualified to let you know not only what’s happened but, more important, what’s coming down the pike in the future. And because California’s water issues are often contentious, we don’t skimp on perspective. You’ll get several different (and sometimes conflicting) views from the top practitioners and key institutional players in the field to deepen your understanding of the issues.

MCLE and AICP Credit:

MCLE accreditation has been requested for this program.  Pending MCLE accreditation approval by the State Bar of California for 6.5 hours. For planners, this program has been approved for AICP CM credits of 6.5 hours.

Download the conference brochure with full program and other registration options.


Conference tuition of $645 includes participation in all sessions, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and all program materials prepared by the Faculty. Discounts apply for government agency personnel, or when you register two or more attendees from the same organization. See our online registration form for details.

Early registration is encouraged. The easiest was to register for the conference is to use the Online Registration Form. You can also (1) Mail the completed registration form located on the brochure to: Argent Communications Group, PO Box 506, Auburn, CA 95604-0506; (2) Complete and fax to 530-852-0360; (3) Email the registration form to; or (4) Call 800-419-2741. Full payment or purchase order is due with registration.


Book your room at the Santa Monica DoubleTree Suites by August 11, 2016 to take advantage of the special conference rate of only $229/night (single or double occupancy). To reserve your room and get this discounted room rate, simply go to the special DoubleTree website, or call 1-800-222-8733 and ask for the “California Land Use Conference” discount. The number of rooms at this rate is limited, so be sure to make your reservations early.

We look forward to seeing you in Santa Monica, September 12!