“Save or tear down? CEQA works for question of historic buildings”

January 21, 2013

By Ed Coghlan

When people think of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), it tends to be characterized as a debate between developers and environmentalists. But as the Legislature prepares for an apparent rigorous review of the 42-year-old law, we are learning the debate is much more nuanced.

For instance, there’s a recent news story in the Inland Daily Bulletin reporting that a preservation group may use CEQA compliance part of its strategy to save what it believes is the last remaining Rancho Cucamonga structure of a Chinatown in the Inland Empire.

Turns out this is not a rare occurrence.

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