Jennifer Hernandez

August 16, 2022

VX 2022 Panel – Assessing The Berkeley Case’s Impact on CEQA Law

Two CEQA experts, Doug Carstens, President of the Planning & Conservation League, and Jennifer Hernandez, Holland & Knight, have a lively exchange, moderated by Kevin James, former President of the LA City Board of Public Works, on the outcome of the Berkeley CEQA case and what it might mean for the future of environmental review in California.

April 16, 2018

SB 35 & The Promise of Ministerial CEQA Review

Holland & Knight partner and land use expert Jennifer Hernandez explains how implementing SB 35 (authored by Sen. Scott Wiener in 2017) is leading to increased affordable housing at a project in Berkeley.

April 20, 2016

Eaken on CEQA Reform: SB 743’s VMT Metric Is Right for San Francisco and California

Amanda Eaken gives her take on the significance of San Francisco’s VMT action and supports statewide adoption.

April 20, 2016

Hernandez: San Francisco VMT Implementation Avoids CEQA Litigation Unlike Potential OPR Reform

Jennifer Hernandez discusses the importance of San Francisco's local adoption of VMT and possible issues with the upcoming implementation of the metric statewide.

December 21, 2015

New CEQA Study Reveals Widespread Abuse of Legal Process by ‘Non-Environmentalists’

Jennifer Hernandez summarizes findings of litigation abuse and proposes reforms.

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.

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