San Jose – excerpt
Bill will pave way for development projects vital to community delayed by COVID-19
SAN JOSÉ, CA — This afternoon, Mayor Sam Liccardo will be a lead witness at the California State Assembly Committee of Natural Resources, in support of SB7. The bill extends AB900 for five years, which streamlines the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) timetables for approval and litigation that otherwise would stall projects that have highly beneficial environmental attributes, like reducing GHG emissions, satisfying LEED standards, smart growth, build-out of transit, and more.
“This bill will enable San Jose’s transformative Downtown West project to move forward– bringing thousands of units of affordable housing and tens of thousands of jobs to our city–just at the moment amid our recovery when our community needs it the most,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “I am grateful to Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins for authoring SB7, and to the rest of the Senate and Assembly leadership for their support of this important legislation.”…(more)