Mark W. Steres
Mark Steres is a partner with the firm with over twenty years of experience in representing public and private clients in land use, planning, environmental, and development matters. His clients include private developers, cities, housing authorities, redevelopment agencies, and special districts. He has extensive experience in processing to approval -- for both public and private clients -- land use entitlements, subdivisions and CEQA review and compliance.
Mr. Steres is the City Attorney of the Cities of La Canada Flintridge and Cerritos and is Assistant City Attorney for the City of San Dimas, as well as representing the Los Angeles County Housing Authority and the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission as Special Counsel.
Mr. Steres' primary emphasis has been in representing public agency and private sector clients in a general counsel role, with specific expertise in land use and planning, Subdivision Map Act, CEQA, affordable housing, cable and telecommunications, public contracts and franchises, Brown Act, conflicts of interest, fiscal issues and elections.
Valley Vista Services, Inc. v. City of Monterey Park (2004)
118 Cal. App. 4th 881 NJD, Ltd. v. City of San Dimas (2003)
110 Cal. App. 4th 1428 Sounhein v. City of San Dimas (1996)
47 Cal. App. 4th 1181 Martin v. Superior Court (1991) 234 Cal. App. 3d. 1765
West Hollywood – represented property owner in the processing and approval of entitlements and CEQA compliance for a new 6 story mixed-use project on a 1.4 acre site comprising of 13,350 square feet of commercial space and 184 residential units.
West Hollywood – represented property owner in the processing and approval of entitlements and CEQA compliance for a new 6 story mixed-use project on a 1.6 acre site comprising of 20,000 square feet of commercial space and 187 residential units.
West Hollywood – represented property owner in the processing and approval of entitlements and CEQA compliance for a new mixed-use project on a 30,000 square foot site comprising of 9,160 square feet of commercial space and 34 residential units.
Carson – represented property owner in the processing and approval of entitlements and CEQA compliance for a new Specific Plan covering a 157 acre former landfill site to allow development of up to 1,550 residential units and up to 1.9 million square feet of commercial use, including a hotel use.
- J.D., University of Southern California Law School, 1984
- A.B., University of California Los Angeles, 1981
- "Proposition 218 Implementation Guide", The League of California Cities, January 1997, Contributer
- "California Municipal Law Handbook", The League of California Cities, contributing author "Contracting Tips -- Contracting for Services"
- Directory of Municipal Service Providers, League of California Cities, 1997, 1998
Seminars and Presentations:
- March 2006 Chapter meeting of SCAN NATOA (States of California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors); discussed the impact of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Sprint PCS v. City of La Canada Flintridge, including the aesthetic concerns
- The 2004 Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum; discussed hillside development and control over public right-of-way
- The 2003 Mayors and Council Members Advanced Academy, discussed City/School District Collaboration