Resources for California Jurisdictional and Regulatory Updates

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As counties have begun to reopen and there are new updates every day, California local and statewide COVID-19 response measures are changing the way businesses and communities engage in regulatory and environmental compliance.

To help you navigate these changes, we have put together a collection of sources you may find useful to stay current on the status and regulatory updates in your city, county, or region.

Not every city and county is responding to the COVID-19 situation identically, as each are presented with unique and shared challenges. With that, we encourage you to utilize the following guidance and updates as they are relevant to your local area.

Building Industry Association for Southern California

Building Industry Association for Northern California

 San Mateo County

 Environmental Council of the States (ECOS)

 Environmental Protective Agency (EPA)

Government Resources

Legal Perspective


With 482 municipalities divided among 58 counties, California jurisdictions will employ a wide variety of approaches to managing communications and operations throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.  It is vital to work together in keeping the lines of communication open and find trusted resources to get accurate and current information when you need it.


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About the author

Jason Brandman

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As Senior Vice President, Business Development, Jason is responsible for working with clients around North America to provide them solutions that meet their needs. With more than 26 years’ experience, Jason has been providing his knowledge and expertise in planning, environmental impact assessment and public policy analysis to major corporations, attorney's, various business entities, and state, regional, and local jurisdictions throughout California and the western United States.

As a recognized leader in his field, Jason has worked on a wide range of complex and controversial projects including downtown revitalization plans, major mixed-use developments, large/small scale residential developments, regional transportation corridor and utility transmission line studies, and commercial and industrial developments. Jason is a recognized expert in the management and analysis of Environmental Impact Reports, Environmental Impact Studies, Environmental Assessments, Mitigated Negative Declarations, Specific Plans and water/wastewater resource and hazardous material studies, planning land use, aesthetic analysis, transportation/circulation, geology, hydrology, public services, utilities and cultural resources.

Jason is also quite active in speaking at seminars and conferences where he regularly provides informative presentations to public agencies, private organizations, and the public at large. Jason earned his Bachelor's degree in Urban Geography from California State University at Fullerton.

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