Timeline: Lawyers for Developers Share Tactics to Blunt CEQA

By Kevin Stark : SFpublicpress – excerpt Why the rush to build on the lowest levels of the bay? In 1995, the Diablo Valley Ranch, a drug rehab facility in Contra Costa County, planned to expand. The problem? According to neighbors, the land it wanted to build on was contaminated with oil and toxic chemicals. … More Timeline: Lawyers for Developers Share Tactics to Blunt CEQA

Eye on the State: Environmental care part of smart housing policy

Op-ed By Katherine Howard and Susan Vaughan : sfexminer – excerpt Over the next few months, legislators will be debating new housing legislation — both state and local — to meet the pressing needs of California’s growing population. It is good that our legislators are facing the state’s affordable housing crisis head-on; having a decent … More Eye on the State: Environmental care part of smart housing policy