If Access Will Be Restricted, Be Sure to Review the Plans

Where there is a proposed partial taking from a larger parcel, the proposed project plans should show any restriction of access to the remainder required by the project. Where access will either be taken (extinguished) or partially restricted, agency staff or counsel should be certain the description clearly describes the access taking and that the…

Early Negotiations

Government Code section 7267.2(a) states that “prior to adopting a resolution of necessity…and [before] initiating negotiations…” with the owner, the public entity must: (1) approve an appraisal; (2) make an offer to the owner no lower than the approved appraisal; and (3) include with the offer a summary of the basis for the offer.  That said,…