Unions Defy CEQA Reformers with Taunting Resolution

By UnionWatch – excerpt

Despite their reputation as effective and extensive abusers of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to pursue economic objectives unrelated to environmental protection, California union leaders are strategically choosing to be vocal activists against CEQA reform.

Union leaders are obviously quite confident that corporate executives and the news media will hesitate to make them accountable for their practice.

The State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and the United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council are an essential part of the “CEQA Works” coalition organized by the California League of Conservation Voters to oppose CEQA reform. I predict these unions will be the major funding source for broadcast advertising from CEQA Works to undermine reform proposals. (Expect advertising to run soon on these radio stations.) … (more)


2 thoughts on “Unions Defy CEQA Reformers with Taunting Resolution

  1. I’m on the side of the Unions if they are acting to protect the rest of us from ‘bad development’. Be careful when retooling democracy — CEQA works fine right now.


  2. It does, but the Community CEQA Improvement Team has worked with over 35 neighborhood and environmental groups, as well as with the support of two labor groups, to preserve citizen participatory democracy and still alleviate problems for smaller developments that can suffer costly delays. Look for Supervisor Kim’s legislation to move forward and prevent Scott Wiener from harming CEQA’s ability to help the public maintain our sacred environment.


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