CEQA

September 16, 2015

Point/Counterpoint | Jennifer Hernandez: SB 743 Risks More CEQA Abuse

Jennifer Hernandez argues that implementation of SB 743 should be delayed because the switch to VMT will leave infill builders mired in litigation.

September 16, 2015

Point/Counterpoint | Amanda Eaken: Switch to VMT Supports California Climate Goals

Amanda Eaken explains why the move to measure traffic impacts under CEQA using VMT aligns with California’s green-house gas reduction priorities.

June 2, 2015

WWLA: The Legality of Intensified Infill Development & Density in Hollywood Debated

Robert Silverstein articulates his clients’ perspective in seeking to halt Hollywood projects, while Mott Smith explains the difficulties of building infill in an environment of CEQA litigation.

March 2, 2013

Former Ventura City Manager Rick Cole Examines CEQA Reform

Former Ventura City Manager Rick Cole defends CEQA against both those who would reform it, and those defending it in its current state, suggesting misinterpretation of the act and the procedures developed in response have twisted CEQA in opposition of the very projects that share its goals of sustainability and environmental stewardship.

October 12, 2011

“What’s the Rush?”: Should Football Stadiums Have Expedited Environmental Reviews By Courts?

Warren Olney, California State Senator Alex Padilla, and David Pettit deliberate the future of CEQA reform through AB 900 and SB 292. The conversation took place before Governor Brown signed both bills into law. Still, it illustrates that uncertainties that surround such action. Have large development projects, effectively, freed themselves of environmental scrutiny?

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