Cities Seize Chances to Avoid CEQA Review through Voter Initiatives

CEQA-Works-printContinuing in our series of looking at the potential effects of residents when the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is avoided through voter initiatives.  Two successful initiatives recently passed in Los Angeles County in the City of Carson and Inglewood.  2 Urban Girls received this article in our email written by a Los Angeles County resident.

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Last year, the California Supreme Court decided Tuolomne Jobs & Small Business Alliance v. Superior Court of Tuolomne County  in favor of Walmart, which had proposed a ballot initiative to approve a superstore in the City of Sonora. Before the initiative went to voters, the city council adopted the language of the initiative, effectively approving the project and claiming the CEQA exception that would have been granted had voters actually approved the project.

Read the full article on California Planning and Development Project website.

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