Update from the CEQA Working Group Coalition

  • by BPC Staff
  • on September 13, 2013

Update on SB 731 CEQA Reform


CEQA Working Group Coalition: 


Last night Senator Steinberg decided to make SB 731 a two-year bill, in large part due to your efforts and the efforts of our coalition. We agree with this decision as SB 731, as currently amended, does not measure up to meaningful CEQA reform and actually contains problematic provisions that would increase delays and litigation. 


However, our work this session may not be over. Senator Steinberg’s SB 743, a separate bill that would streamline the CEQA process for the Sacramento Kings arena, is currently being amended to include other changes to CEQA. We are monitoring the bill closely and will keep you updated on its status and our assessment of the bill.