CEQA reform: Bills take on barriers to new housing
To help address California’s ongoing housing shortage, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have turned their attention to the California Environmental Quality Act.
While the landmark land-use law is intended to protect the environment, CEQA often hinders the development of housing. CEQA also has become a favorite tool of no-growth advocates, who frequently file lawsuits under CEQA simply to delay or stop housing projects.
A pair of bills by Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, would help protect housing projects from such frivolous legal challenges.
Under Glazer’s SB 1340, courts would have 270 days to …