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The Flip Side of the Housing Recovery: Resurgence of the NIMBY By Michael W. Shonafelt

If you own a home youʼve probably been keeping at least one eye on Zillow lately. Housing values have largely crawled back from 2008 lows - and in many cases have surpassed their 2006 high-water marks.

Good news for some. Bad news for many.

June 15, 2016


The California Environmental Quality Act: Reform Remains Elusive By Michael W. Shonafelt

Next year will mark the 45th anniversary of the enactment of the California Environmental Quality Act (known more commonly by the acronym “CEQA”), which was signed into law by Governor Ronald Reagan in 1970.

April 10, 2015


New Rule on Wireless Towers May Frustrate City Planners By Michael W. Shonafelt

FCC's new guidelines adopted in December 2014 set some new guidelines to be aware of under Section 6409.

February 14, 2015


Whose Streets? California Public Utilities Code Section 7901 in the Wireless Age By Michael W. Shonafelt

When the fledgling California State Legislature convened for its first session in the old State Capital of San Jose in the year 1850, it enacted legislation to open the roads of the state to a new form of communications technology: the telegraph. The new law was titled “an Act concerning Corporations.” Among other things, it conferred on telegraph corporations “the right to construct lines of telegraph along the public roads” throughout the width and breadth of the new state.

March 4, 2013


The Role of Wireless in the New Economy By Michael W. Shonafelt

These days itʼs easy to fixate on the wreckage of the last economic order. Maybe itʼs time to look
to the future. By many accounts, the New Economy will arise from the Information Age

January 30, 2012


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