In recent years, California legislature has adopted and amended a number of state housing and land use laws in an effort to address the statewide housing supply crisis. Our attorneys stay informed about both the bills in the pipeline and the bills adopted by the state legislature. As a result, our attorneys have a grasp of the frequently evolving state housing and land use laws and effectively assist our public agency clients in complying with the state laws in numerous ways including, but not limited to: drafting amendments to local code provisions to comply with the state law; drafting template permit application materials and checklists; counseling staff on how to review submitted project application materials for completion, accuracy, and compliance with new state requirements; drafting regulatory agreements; and advising clients on how to structure the disposition process of public lands. Our attorneys work closely with local agencies’ staff to ensure they are equipped with the tools to successfully adapt to the state requirements. We also advise our developer clients to leverage new state laws to attain necessary local project approvals in many ways including, but not limited to: accessing ministerial and/or streamlined review processes and obtaining permitted variations from local development requirements.