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Joseph Dzida

Posted:
08/02/17
Joseph Dzida

In a 6-1 ruling last week the California Supreme Court decided that federal rail law does not usurp California’s tough environmental regulation for state-owned rail projects. This decision is hailed by environmental activist and opponents of the California’s high-speed rail project. So far there have been about a half a dozen lawsuits challenging environment impact reports…

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
05/24/17
Joseph Dzida

San Bernardino County Transportation Authority plans the addition of 33-mile express lanes in each direction between Los Angeles/San Bernardino county line and Ford Street in Redlands.

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
04/25/17
Joseph Dzida

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), in partnership with Caltrans, is investing $455 million to improve I-15 between Cajalco Road and State Route 60 (SR-60).

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
04/10/17
Joseph Dzida

California lawmakers approved Thursday, April 6, revenue and spending plan (Senate Bill 1) worth 52.4 billion dedicated to road, bridge, freeway repairs, and transit projects over the next decade.

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
07/14/16
Joseph Dzida

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) continues to move on its proposed Mid County Parkway project. This $1.7 billion public works project would create a 16-mile highway between SR-79 in San Jacinto and I-215 in Perris. Eminent domain actions to take land in the Parkway’s path In order to build the Mid County Parkway, the…

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Joseph Dzida

Posted:
05/31/16
Joseph Dzida

Caltrans and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) are planning again. This time, they would like to build a new freeway, bikeway and space for a bullet train. The project is called the High Desert Corridor, and it would be funded through sales taxes, if approved by California voters. If the project moves…

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Joseph Dzida

Posted:
04/12/16
Joseph Dzida

A judge in Sacramento ruled in favor of the California High-Speed Rail Authority last month, allowing the Authority to continue its rail project between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Kings County landowners who brought the lawsuit claimed that the Authority failed to deliver on its promises to California voters, who approved funding for the…

Joseph Dzida

Posted:
09/20/13
Joseph Dzida

The increasing delays and expense inherent in court litigation have caused more and more parties to consider arbitration as an alternative. What is arbitration? It is the submission of a dispute or controversy to third parties (called arbitrators) for decision according to agreed upon rules and procedures that hopefully will avoid the time and cost…

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Joseph Dzida

Posted:
08/28/13
Joseph Dzida

Partial Regulatory Takings 1.INTRODUCTION. When governmental regulatory action denies only part of the economically viable use of private land, the courts have recognized the right to just compensation more in theory than in practice. This article advocates: (a) an end to this reluctance to award just compensation for partial regulatory takings; (b) sharper focus on…

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Joseph Dzida

Posted:
07/10/13
Joseph Dzida

What Price A Franchise? Condemnation Of Subsurface Rights In Public Streets Introduction A Los Angeles Superior Court trial judge has ruled in two cases that an oil pipeline company may exercise the power of eminent domain to directly acquire subsurface rights in public streets, without entering into a franchise agreement with the municipalities that controlled…

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