Keep CA Green & Golden with CEQA Reform
WIth BizFed members' ongoing commitment and involvement in statewide efforts to eliminate CEQA abuses, a recent op-ed in the San Diego Union-Tribune renews the emphasis on the need for reforms.
Authored by Governors Deukmejian, Wilson, and Davis, the op-ed - "Keep California Green and Golden with CEQA Reforms" - speaks to the need for reforms to the CEQA process that will provide economic certainty to the private sector in concert with the needs of environmental protection.
The piece emphasizes that a refocus on these desired outcomes and a shift away from CEQA abuse will provide job opportunities for Californians, save taxpayer dollars, and restore CEQA to its original intent – protecting California’s unique environment.
Read the article.........."Californians are unique – independent, optimistic, innovative, entrepreneurial and self-confident. These characteristics, evident during the Gold Rush, are just as common today in communities up and down California, from the Silicon Valley, to Los Angeles, to San Diego. This entrepreneurial spirit has fueled hundreds of thousands of small businesses throughout our state and created millions of jobs. It’s what makes California the Golden State and why we are the eighth largest economy in the world....." Read the full article here.