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Office of the City Attorney

Land Use Litigation Unit

Land Use Litigation Unit prepares and defends civil actions on behalf of the City in state and federal court, including challenges based on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), eminent domain, constitutional issues related to the use of land, real estate development, failure to comply with the Municipal Code or City procedures, and land use-related decisions by the City Council, the City’s Planning Commission, or City staff.  Each attorney is also responsible for appeals arising from assigned land use cases.