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Influential Women in San Diego: Heather Riley

Heather S. Riley in The Daily Transcript

The Daily Transcript (March 21, 2018) Riley's practice involves a variety of land use and environmental matters, including extensive experience with the California Environmental Quality Act. She has defended numerous private clients and public entities in land use and environmental actions in both state and federal court. She has worked on some of the most significant land use matters in San Diego. She has shepherded controversial projects through the entitlement process and then defended those developments against litigation. She is at the fore of the housing crisis dialogue, working with the Building Industry Association of San Diego and the city of San Diego to develop solutions, both practical and defensible. "Land use law can certainly be time-consuming," she said. "The process is a bit bloated. Clearly everyone in San Diego is cognizant of new projects, because the press pays a lot of attention. That sort of engagement is great because people get involved."