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Central Valley Chapter
California Land Surveyors Association

Promoting the professional practice of land surveying in the California Central Valley.
Serving the greater Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin County Area."

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Speaker: Michael Patrick Durkee

Wactor & Wick LLP
MDurkee21@gmail.com
510-918-5873

What is Covered?

This seminar provides guidelines for effective use of the Subdivision Map Act. The instructor will discuss the responsibilities and powers of local agencies under the Act, as well as particular issues regarding when the Act applies.

Seminar highlights:

  • Discussion of Legislative and Judicial changes in 2012
  • Relationship of Map Act to other planning, zoning and development laws, and to CEQA
  • When the Map Act applies (and when not)
  • What kind of Map (tentative/final or parcel map) to use
  • Certificates of compliance
  • Lot Line Adjustments
  • Exemptions and exceptions under the Map Act
  • Life of Tentative Map
  • Vested Rights (including Vesting Maps, Development Agreements and Common Law Vesting)
  • Exactions/Dedications/Fees
  • Creative mapping approaches

Location

  • 1010 Tenth Street,
  • Room B(asement) 300
  • Modesto, Ca

Seminar Schedule: June 26, 2013

  • 8:30 – Registration
  • 9:00 – Seminar Begins
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 4:00 – Seminar Ends

Who Should Attend?

This seminar is designed for planners, surveyors, engineers, developers, builders, attorneys, project managers, architects, planning commissioners, council and board members, property managers, public works and utilities directors, zoning board members, and all others involved with the land use process.

Seat Auction

We are auctioning off one-seat to Mike's Seminar to the highest bidder. (Value $175-$195)
Proceeds to go into the Chapter Scholarship Fund.

We have a current bid of:

$135.

Winning bidder was James Ryan.

Registration

Land Use Navigators Classes


Land Use Navigators

Mike Durkee Land Use Navigators is run by Mike Durkee as a free, online resource center for land use law information.

Mike is an attorney at the law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP,where he practices land use, elections, and local government law in both administrative and judicial proceedings. Mike represents developers, builders, property owners, cities, counties, special districts, and interest groups in all aspects of California local government, elections, and land use entitlement, review, and approval processes.

He has transactional and litigation expertise in the laws and processes regarding the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), local governance, general plans, specific plans, planning, zoning and development, vested rights (common law, development agreements, vesting maps), exactions (fees/dedications), the Subdivision Map Act, Williamson Act, and local elections (initiative, referendum, recall). Mike also serves as an expert on these topics in litigation.

Chapter News:

In Memory of

Robert M. Snyder, LS 4726


Notice of Decision not to proceed with rulemaking action

regarding the Substantial Relationship Criteria regulations (Title 16, California Code of Regulations Sections 416 and 3060).


Our Newsletter "The Prism" May 2015

California Surveyor: "Spring 2015"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Spring 2015


Santa Clara County Surveyor adds

SBE Maps

Cadastral Corner Records (with links)

Out of (Santa Clara) County Maps
from the Hermann records - mostly San Joaquin County, so far.


New in the Library:

Added Historical FEMA Maps Stanislaus, Mercd and San Joaquin Counties
Stanislaus County - Started adding Unfiled Surveys from DF Engineering archives
City of Modesto - Added Block Books (County Surveyors copy)
San Joaquin County - updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records
Tuolumne County - Updates to Corner Records/ROS/Parcel Maps
  added UR files
Sacramento County - updated record maps/corner records
  added Unrecorded Maps
Tulare County - Added County Surveyor link/record maps


Adopt-A-Road

Last Clean-up: March 7, 2015


From Gary Hall @ Smart Vents, a follow-up Guide:

Non-Engineered Opening Guide.pdf


Senate Bill 1467 (Chapter 400 - 2014)

Copy of text file


2009 Manual of Instructions

is now available as a searchable pdf.


Upcoming Workshops

Topic: GPS, Geodesy, and the Ghost in the Machine
  • Speaker: Michael Dennis, PLS
  • June 26th - Sacramento, CA


Topic: Railroads 101
  • Speaker: Charlie Tucker
  • August 7 - Santa Rosa, CA


Mark your calendars!
Registration and program information coming soon


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