Major California Cities Close Planning Counters and Suspend Planning Deadlines
Cox Castle & Nicholson, LLP is tracking developments related to the processing of land use and planning applications in major California cities in light of the government’s efforts to contain the coronavirus. While the situation is fluid, several patterns seem clear:
(1) zoning counters and planning departments are closing for some period of time; some are maintaining virtual services;
(2) public meetings are being cancelled or delayed; in some cases social distancing is being enforced; in other case telephonic participation may be provided;
(3) cities have declared, or are preparing to declare, suspensions of deadlines under various state land use and environmental planning laws.
The following is the most recent information that we have received from these jurisdictions. We plan on updating this page regularly as we receive additional information. Continue reading →