CALL TO ACTION:
Call or write London Breed, Scott Wiener, and David Chiu, asking them to hold Wiener's proposed CEQA legislation until both Jane Kim's and Wiener's can be heard at the same time before the Land Use Committee and the Board of Supervisors. Wiener's legislation is scheduled to be heard before Land Use on Monday, April 8.
Two pieces of legistlation regarding local implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act are now making their way through the legislative process at San Francisco City Hall. Representatives of the Community CEQA Improvement Team are supporting the legilsation sponsored by Supervisor Jane Kim and hope that the legislation serves as the basis for improving local application of CEQA.
It is important to remember that CEQA was first passed four decades ago, in 1970, to:
- mandate environmental analysis of projects that may have environmental impacts;
- require alternatives to and/or mitigation of those projects that do have environmental impacts;
- mandate public disclosure of the environmental findings;
- allow the public ample time to appeal those findings.