Contributed By Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Local municipalities typically regulate the development and use of individual parcels of real estate, but there may be other regulatory structures. For example, construction within the coastal zone is subject to regulation by the California Coastal Commission. Certain sensitive environmental properties, such as wetlands and lands located in or adjacent to state or federal parks, will also be subject to regulation by the applicable environmental authorities. All discretionary approvals are subject to regulation by CEQA.