Environment and Land Use Team

The Environment and Land Use (ELU) Team provides legal advice to the Board of Supervisors, the Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency (including the Department of Environmental Health and the Agriculture and Environmental Management Department), the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Planning and Development, the Roads and Airports Department, and the Office of Sustainability.  ELU attorneys research and analyze novel areas of the law impacting the environment, land use, and sustainability within Santa Clara County, and advise on strategies and implementation measures to respond to the evolving built and natural environment that makes up Santa Clara County.  ELU attorneys regularly prepare ordinances and policies, negotiate contracts, comment on legislation, and advise County officials and departments on a multitude of significant issues facing the County.  The Team’s practice covers various areas of public law, with attorneys also specializing in land use, sustainability, transportation, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). 


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