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Placer Land Trust is a community nonprofit that serves to protect and preserve neighborhood land.

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Nisenan Tribe Land Opportunity, Plus More News


The Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe has a time-limited opportunity to purchase a land parcel encompassing 232 acres located on a historic Nisenan Village site called Yulića near Nevada City.

An Initiative Promised 20,000 Homes for Mentally Ill Californians. It Delivered Far Less


California voters this spring are considering a $6.4 billion bond to house people with serious mental health conditions. A similar 2018 ballot measure offers lessons about the obstacles that stand in the way of construction.

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Image caption: The 1965 law known as the Williamson Act has been responsible for keeping about half of California's farmland out of the hands of developers.
The Williamson Act: How the Law That Protects California’s Farmland Works

The Williamson Act, passed in 1965, now keeps more than 16 million acres of farmland out of the hands of developers. Here's how the law puts the brakes on the development of California agricultural properties.

Image caption: Does California’s signature environmental law protect the state’s scenic beauty, or cause more problems than it solves?
CEQA: The Surprising Story of CA’s Key Environmental Law

The California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA, is both the state’s signature environmental legislation, and is also often named as the villain in the state’s housing shortage. But the story may not be that simple.

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Lawsuit sparked by recent Tahoe Regional Planning Agency decisions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – An environmental non-profit has filed a lawsuit against the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Friday, Feb. 9, in a Sacramento U.S. district court over changes the agency made to its Regional Plan and code in December.

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Placer County to launch environmental review of Boatworks at Tahoe redevelopment project

TAHOE CITY, Calif. The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency have issued a joint notice of preparation for an environmental impact report and environmental impact study for the Boatworks at Tahoe project. The proposed …

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Design Committee wants Kings Beach 8-Unit Project to adjust aesthetics

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – The Tahoe Basin Design Review Committee asked a Kings Beach multi-family residential housing project developer to come back and present implemented suggestions at a future meeting.

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Silicon Valley Billionaires vs. Bay Area’s Housing Crisis?

In NYT’s “The Farmers Had What the Billionaires Wanted,” we meet a man who wants to build a city in the middle of nowhere, and folks who are slowing him down.

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