Geoff Etnire published "Resolving Conflicts Through Collaborative Land Use Easements " in the California Real Property Journal. The following is an excerpt:
With the severe shortage of housing in California's urban and suburban areas, communities are seeking to expand the supply of housing by allowing residential development closer to existing industrial, mining, rail, and other existing non-residential uses. The existing users often strongly oppose nearby residential developments and frequently defeat or severely limit the proposals. New housing that does get built near existing uses often produces years of intractable conflict, resulting in costly and time-consuming political and legal battles.