Sept. 10, 2013
Over time, however, complying with CEQA became not only a torturous slog through very expensive red tape – one that elevated complex process over final product – but a tool for interest groups to engage in what can only be described as extortion.
Do something for us, they could and sometimes would implicitly threaten, or we’ll tie up your project in court for years or even decades and it will die an expensive, lingering death. Many payoff demands have absolutely nothing to do with environmental protection.
Feb. 13, 2013
The good news is California's economy will keep growing this year. The bad news is it will be more of the same lackluster growth the state has seen since the recession ended in 2009.