- Item# R29
- ISBN: 978-0-923956-82-0
- Copyright (c) 2009
- Price: $90.00
Redevelopment in California
By Joseph Coomes , Iris Yang , T. Hawkins , Gerald Ramiza and Ethan Walsh
Redevelopment in California is the definitive guide to both the law and the
practice of redevelopment, providing a comprehensive and clearly written reference
and practitioner’s handbook for policymakers, redevelopment officials,
developers, investors, attorneys, citizens, and students. It is a basic introduction
for anyone who wants to understand the process.
This updated fourth edition contains the entire text of the law, including the most recent legislation adopted through January 1, 2009, including SB 1206 and AB 1389, as well as discussion of recent redevelopment and other relevant cases. This new edition also contains updated chapters on plan adoptions and amendments, toxics, military base reuse, tax increment financing, affordable housing, and plan implementation.
REDEVELOPMENT IN CALIFORNIA
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Joseph E. Coomes, Jr. helped establish the redevelopment practice at McDonough Holland & Allen PC some 40 years ago. Joe’s practice is concentrated in the area of redevelopment, land use, and planning law, including military base closure and reuse. Joe, in particular, also represents a number of public agencies, major developers in complex land use matters, and in the negotiation of development agreements. He has successfully negotiated some of the largest and most difficult urban mixed-use redevelopment projects in California, including San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens, and downtown San Jose’s Silicon Valley Financial Center, as well as closed military base reuse projects at Hamilton Field in Novato, Mare Island in Vallejo, the Dunes Project at Fort Ord in the City of Marina, and the East Garrison Project at Ford Ord in the County of Monterey. In 2008, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Redevelopment Association.
Iris P. Yang practices redevelopment, public law and land use (both transactional and litigation). On the transactional side, Iris has helped numerous public agencies adopt and amend redevelopment plans, negotiate development agreements for affordable housing projects, shopping centers, mixed-use projects, and performing arts centers. In addition, she has represented clients on a variety of litigation matters, including land use and CEQA issues, First Amendment challenges, validation actions, and conflicts of interest. She serves as the City Attorney of El Paso de Robles and special counsel to a number of public agencies and private clients on a variety of issues including conflicts of interest, lobbying, economic disclosure, and campaign finance, and has represented both public and private clients before the state Fair Political Practices Commission. She has authored the California chapter of Lobbying, PACs and Campaign Finance—50 State Handbook each year since 1994.
T. Brent Hawkins practices land use, redevelopment, housing, and environmental law (both transactional and litigation). Brent represents clients throughout California and in other western states, including Nevada and Idaho. His practice emphasizes the adoption and amendment of redevelopment plans, negotiation of development transactions, development agreements, asset management, and preparation and lobbying of redevelopment legislation. Brent’s litigation experience includes practice before state and federal courts relative to the Community Redevelopment Law, California Environmental Quality Act, and California Relocation Assistance Act as well as eminent domain law and planning and zoning law. Brent lectures frequently organizations such as the California Redevelopment Association, League of California Cities, and the University of California. He is the chairman of the Legal Committee of the California Redevelopment Association.
Gerald J. Ramiza is a member of the firm’s Oakland office, where his practice emphasizes transactional redevelopment matters, public agency law, and real estate law. Jerry’s experience includes drafting and negotiation of leases, purchase and sale, owner participation, and disposition and development agreements. He represents developers on redevelopment agency-assisted projects and advises property owners and developers on leasing, acquisition, and land use entitlement processes. He is the lead attorney for the Emeryville, Pleasant Hill, Concord, San Bruno, Vallejo, and Foster City Redevelopment Agencies and the Alameda Community Improvement Commission, and provides special counsel services to the cities of Pacifica, Truckee, Clearlake, and Los Altos in connection with real estate and land use matters and the cities of Berkeley, Pleasant Hill, San Bruno, and Emeryville on affordable housing matters.
Ethan Walsh practices in the areas of redevelopment, affordable housing,
and land use law. Ethan’s practice includes assisting redevelopment
agencies and developers in structuring transactions for commercial, residential,
and mixed- use projects; negotiating and drafting disposition and development
agreements and owner participation agreements for commercial, residential,
and mixed-use projects; advising redevelopment agencies on the adoption
and amendment of redevelopment plans; and providing day-to-day advice
on redevelopment law issues. Additionally, Ethan has substantial experience
in advising public agencies and private developers on the potential impacts
of prevailing wage laws as they relate to public-private transactions.