Kickstarting Calif. Construction Projects

Law360, New York (November 2, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown recently approved three bills that amend the California Environmental Quality Act in an attempt to help reduce the state’s unemployment. These bills aim to curtail delays attributed to CEQA litigation and to produce much-needed jobs and tax revenues for the state.

“It’s time for big thinking and big projects that put Californians back to work,” Gov. Brown said.

Assembly Bill 900 expedites judicial review for development projects that incorporate various environmental features. More narrowly, Senate Bill 292 establishes administrative and judicial review...
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