“Sensible CEQA reform”

January 30, 2012

Editorial, Los Angeles Times

“AEG’s proposed football stadium in downtown Los Angeles was the kind of job-creating development that needed to move forward, even if that meant passing special-case legislation to help it along. The legislation, which expedites the legal process for lawsuits challenging the project on environmental grounds, won our support because quick action was required and because it didn’t let AEG off the hook for adhering to the California Environmental Quality Act, including an environmental impact report. But it was far from ideal. It allowed lawsuits challenging the project to move straight to the appellate courts, bypassing the trial courts to speed up the years-long legal process.”

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