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“CEQA: That ’70s law”

March 30, 2011

By Bill Allen and Maura O’Connor

Los Angeles Times

“It goes without saying: California desperately needs jobs. With unemployment hovering above 12% — second highest in the nation — too many Californians are living with the physical and psychological stress of being unemployed and living without any hope of a way out.

So why then do some of our elected officials still act as though we don’t have a serious jobs crisis? Why are they refusing to examine certain politically untouchable, “third rail” laws, even though the original intent of some of these laws has been twisted and abused? One of the worst examples of this “don’t dare broach the subject” form of policymaking is the misuse of the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA.”

To continue reading, go here: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/mar/30/opinion/la-oe-allen-ceqa-20110330.

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