Coalition to Preserve LA Slams Gov. Brown’s Attack on CEQA, as a Health Disaster for Children

businesswire – excerpt LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Coalition to Preserve LA strongly opposes Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to gut CEQA and Coastal Act environmental protections for virtually any urban project where developers agree to add an insignificant number of affordable housing units. We urge our supporters, and those who believe developers are the last ones who … More Coalition to Preserve LA Slams Gov. Brown’s Attack on CEQA, as a Health Disaster for Children

Lakeside Business Owners Bet the Farm on CEQA Challenge

By Maya Srikrishnan : voiceofsandiego – excerpt A bunch of small farming-related businesses in Lakeside have a powerful ally in their attempts to keep a much larger competitor from opening next door: the California Environmental Quality Act. The legal case has small businesses fighting not only their would-be competitor, but also the county for using … More Lakeside Business Owners Bet the Farm on CEQA Challenge

Villaraigosa convenes experts to debate California Environmental Quality Act

BY Matthew Kredell : news.ucs – excerpt The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the focus of much discussion about development since its enactment in 1970, was front and center at a recent debate at the Galen Center. The California Central-USC Villaraigosa Initiative at the USC Price School of Public Policy hosted the event, which convened leading practitioners in environmental law and urban … More Villaraigosa convenes experts to debate California Environmental Quality Act

California Supreme Court Rejects Mandatory “Reverse CEQA” Analysis

By Heather S. Riley : allenmatkins – excerpt The California Supreme Court issued its long awaited opinion yesterday in California Building Industry Association v. Bay Area Air Quality Management District (CBIA v. BAAQMD), commonly referred to as the “Reverse CEQA” case. Read the full decision. The Supreme Court’s opinion upholds four published CEQA decisions and … More California Supreme Court Rejects Mandatory “Reverse CEQA” Analysis

Supes Vote Unanimously To Let 75 Howard High-Rise Move Forward

by Geri Koeppel : hoodline – excerpt Barring any further legal battles, the proposed luxury condo and mixed-use high-rise at 75 Howard St. will move ahead, after a unanimous decision by the Board of Supervisors in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The board voted to reject an appeal to anenvironmental impact review (EIR) of the project, which … More Supes Vote Unanimously To Let 75 Howard High-Rise Move Forward

Putting Developers’ Environmental Impact to a Vote in California

By Kevin Brass : urbanland – excerpt Last year, the California Supreme Court ruled that a project proposed through the citizen initiative process and subsequently approved by a council—without a public vote—was exempt from a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, overturning a lower court decision. Now, a project can avoid months of costly CEQA-related … More Putting Developers’ Environmental Impact to a Vote in California