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Charles Peterson Breaks Down the Basics of View Ordinances in Palos Verdes Peninsula News

In the article, “Ordinances can protect stunning views” published by Palos Verdes Peninsula NewsCharles Peterson explains that all four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula have view ordinances or rules, which provide homeowners a legal avenue to protect or reclaim their property’s scenic view. For example, Rolling Hills has dual processes, one administered by the city and one governed by the community association.

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Charles Peterson Comments On Laguna Beach’s View Ordinance Claims in The Indy

Commenting on the article, “Claims Will Test View Rights,” published by The Indy, a local newspaper, Founding Partner Charles Peterson notes, “It’s surprising that only eight view claims have been filed considering the intensity of the eighteen month debate prior to the enactment of the ordinance.” After much debate, Laguna Beach implemented a view ordinance earlier this year that is now available to help homeowners restore their obstructed views. As of May 2015, eight claims have been filed. Where there was once concern and confusion residents are starting to embrace the new ordinance and magnificent Laguna Beach views are being restored.

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Charles Peterson Discusses View Ordinances and Its Impact on Home Values to South Bay RE/MAX

Founding Partner Charles Peterson presented, “What Every Real Estate Professional Should Know About View Preservation and View Restoration Ordinances,” to South Bay RE/MAX on May 5, 2015. A view ordinance is the legal vehicle to bring forth a lawsuit to restore and preserve a homeowners’ view. Restoring scenic views can increase real estate property values up to $100,000.

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The “New Normal”

I attended a presentation this week that nearly made me ill. The health of California’s court system was the topic. It isn’t good. The budget of the judicial branch has been cut over $600 million in the past three years – with more cuts on the way – to the detriment of every Californian.

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