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So Why Doesn't CEQA Change?

Developers, public officials and others complain about the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). But the law doesn't change because everyone—even developers and public agencies—has something to gain from the leverage it offers.
October 3, 2014, 8am PDT | MBridegam
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Bill Fulton says lots of people complain about CEQA but it keeps not changing for a reason: almost everyone has something to gain from the way it is now. In his monthly "Insight" commentary for the California Planning & Development Report, he writes: "Environmental and citizen groups have always used CEQA to gain leverage, of course – that’s the point of the law. But today, unions, business trade associations, rival local government agencies, and even the building industry all use CEQA to gain leverage over some local political process, and in most cases there’s no other way for them to get so much leverage."

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Published on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in California Planning & Development Report
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