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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:

The CLSA Education Foundation

is now a selectable charity at Amazon Smile

Choose the "California Land Surveyors Association Education Foundation" as your charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the foundation.


Senate Bill 1457

was Chaptered September 17th.

8725.1 will be added to the LS Act.

8771 will be amended in the LS Act.


2009 Manual of Instructions

is now available as a searchable pdf.


Our Newsletter "The Prism" September 2014

New California Surveyor: "Summer 2014"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Summer 2014

BPELSG Strategic Plan: Adopted: July 31, 2014


Caltrans is recruiting

surveyors/engineers and college seniors studying surveying, surveying engineering, or surveying geomatics to take the online Transportation Surveyor Exam  for positions throughout California. They are looking for talented surveyors from around the United States for this hard-to-recruit for position. Please see the attached flyer which has all of the information.


New in the Library:

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


CLSA Chapter Website of the Year