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2018 California Land Use Law & Policy Conference

California Land Use Law & Policy 2018:
“Making Sense of a New Landscape in California Land Use Law and Policy”

WHEN: March 5, 2018
WHERE: Omni Hotel, Los Angeles


Rarely does so much change occur in such short a time. Only two years ago, the United States was still in the Paris Climate Agreement, the Obama Administration had adopted its Clean Water Rule, and the Clean Power Plan was just beginning to pick up steam. The new federal administration is packed with policymakers who promise even more change.

What do California land use practitioners need to understand about how California fits into this rapidly shifting legal and political landscape? Our state has its own unique and pressing land use issues. The state is suffering from a severe housing supply crisis, and land use policies and planning will be instrumental in solving this crisis. The state has legalized the recreational use of marijuana, and regulations and policies related to the location of dispensaries and grow areas will become relevant and important for land use practitioners to understand. Maybe even more significant is the state’s pushback against the new federal administration’s environmental pullback. We’ll likely see wetland regulations from the State Water Resources Control Board that will do more than fill the regulatory gap created by the federal government’s decision to rescind the Clean Water Rule.

We’ve also seen recently the power and potential of Mother Nature herself. We’re now out of a drought that lasted long enough to create some real changes in land use planning practices and the management of water supply. Fire storms have ravaged portions of both the northern and southern state. Sea level is still on the rise. How will state policymakers regulate land use issues created by these natural disasters?

This comprehensive, practice-oriented conference is a streamlined one-day excursion through some of the most important land use law, planning and policy issues facing practitioners today. And to guide you through these issues, we’ve assembled the best and most knowledgeable faculty in the state.

Finally, we are proud this year to have as our Keynote Speaker California Senator Scott Wiener, the lead author of SB 35, one of the marquee pieces of legislation in the overall housing supply legislation enacted in 2017.

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 2018 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 6.25 hours. For planners, this program has been approved for AICP CM credits of 6.25 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 Los Angeles Omni Hotel by February 5, 2018 to take advantage of the special conference rate of only $209/night (single or double occupancy). To reserve your room and get this discounted room rate, simply call 1-800-843-6664 and ask for the “Argent Communications Group” 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 Los Angeles, March 5!