A big moment in the process of updating the California Environmental Equality Act.
Damien Newton reports that the state of California has released a final draft of its recommended changes to the California Environmental Quality Act—the long anticipated change from Level of Service (LOS) to Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) as a measure of project impact.
The draft is currently available online [pdf] and open for public comment. The article includes several soundbites from advocates supporting the changes, as well as a rundown of past coverage from Streetsblog on CEQA reform.
More past coverage of the developments in this story can be found in the links below.
What We Really Mean When We Say Gentrification
The focus on gentrifying communities has, in many cases, eclipsed the similar problems facing more stagnant neighborhoods.
Study: Market-Rate Development Filters Into Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing
New research sheds new light on one of the most hotly debated questions in planning and development.
The End of Single-Family Zoning in California
Despite a few high-profile failures, the California State Legislature has approved a steady drumbeat of pro-development reforms that loosen zoning restrictions. The state raised the stakes on its zoning reforms this week.
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