On May 29, 2013 a Senate floor vote of a unanimous 39 ayes passed Senator Darrell Steinberg’s (D-Sacramento) bill, Senate Bill No. 731 (SB 731), outlining revisions to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Named the “CEQA Modernization Act of 2013,” the bill is intended to streamline projects that are consistent with an adopted specific plan, projects in urban areas, and projects in transit priority areas, as well as streamline the process for judicial review of such projects.Continue Reading “Compromise” CEQA Reform Bill Passes in the Senate

On Friday, February 22, Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) introduced a bill outlining proposed revisions to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  A substantial CEQA reform bill championed by Senator Michael Rubio (D-Shafter) was highly anticipated in this legislative session.  But, earlier in the day on Friday, Senator Rubio announced his resignation from the California State Senate