Senate Bill 731, Pro Tem Steinberg’s vehicle for CEQA reform, was heard in the Assembly Local Government committee on Wednesday.  During the hearing, Senator Steinberg directly addressed the CEQA Working Group coalition’s assertions that his bill didn’t go far enough and, in fact, that the bill is a step backward.  CBPA is an active member of the Working Group, representing the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate industry.

While Senator Steinberg declared a willingness to amend his bill further, he also stated he is only willing to focus on CEQA improvements/streamlining for infill areas. CBPA and members of the CEQA Working Group will continue to lobby Senator Steinberg and other members of the legislature in an effort to accomplish CEQA reform that is as comprehensive and inclusive as possible.

It is clear the final weeks will be busy as we seek to negotiate some acceptable compromise. Please visit www.CEQAWorkingGroup.com for information.

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