Richard Schulman is a municipal lawyer and litigator with Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley in San Diego.
The California Supreme Court recently made it more probable that even small development projects will need costly and time-consuming environmental impact reports (EIRs). It did this by directing lower courts to favor the evidence supporting challenges to these small projects.
Proposition D on next month's ballot would increase the sales tax in the city of San Diego for five years once the city's auditor certifies that the city has taken 10 steps toward fiscal restraint. This column won't advise you whether to vote for the tax increase or against it -- that depends largely on whether you think you'll get your money's worth from it.