JMBM government and land use lawyer Sheri Bonstelle wrote the article, “Assembly Bill 1561 provides support for housing development projects,” published by the Daily Journal on September 10, 2010. She wrote: “AB 1561 will support housing development by allowing additional time for those with approved housing development projects to obtain financing and building permits and […]
Sheri Bonstelle’s article, “SB 1227 – Housing Our Students” was published in the Daily Journal’s supplement titled New California Laws 2019 on January 9th, 2019.
Sheri Bonstelle’s article “Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – My Trek to the Roof of Africa,” along with photos by Maurice Oktech, were published in the April 2018 issue of Monticello, the quarterly journal of the Jefferson Society of Attorney-Architects.
JMBM Development Rights Newsletter Spring 2011 JMBM Proposes Amendments to CEQA To view this article as a pdf, click here. JMBM’s land use attorneys partnered with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, including its developer members, to draft amendments to the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) (Public Resources Code, Division 13, Sections 21000 et al) that […]
JMBM Development Rights Newsletter Fall 2010 Update: Los Angeles City Council Approves Ban on New Supergraphics in Hollywood The right to install a supergraphic on a side of a building in Hollywood has been an ongoing struggle between owners and the City for years. The attorneys at JMBM have extensive experience in representing hotel owners […]
UPDATE: Hollywood Hotel Receives L.A. City Council Approval As reported in our last edition of “Development Rights,” JMBM land use attorney Sheri Bonstelle represented client Jeffrey Records, chairman and CEO of Mid First Bank, in gaining approval from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for a new luxury boutique hotel in the historic Security Pacific […]
On October 8, 2009, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission unanimously approved a luxury 80-room boutique hotel in the historic Security Pacific Bank Building at the corner of Hollywood and Cahuenga. Based on the work of JMBM and the project team, the hotel concept received vast community support ranging from historic preservation associations to neighborhood […]
Signs are on the minds of elected officials, government agencies and neighborhood groups in every community of Los Angeles as the City seeks to overhaul its Citywide and Hollywood sign codes this year in response to multiple lawsuits from sign companies and property owners, and outcry from residents. On May 26, 2009, the Los Angeles […]
Sheri Bonstelle was part of a working group of professionals that developed strategies for rebuilding the world trade center. To view this document, click on the file above.