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The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) & Infill Development: Could SB-743 Be a Safe Haven?

November 18, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Price Research Collaborative
CEQA and Infill Development: 

Could SB-743 Be a Safe Haven?

Panelists include Ann Sewill (California Community Foundation),
Ethan Elkin (UC-Berkeley & UCLA), 
Mott Smith (Civic Enterprise Associates)
Rick Cole (City of LA, invited), Moderated by Raphael Bostic

The Price Research Collaborative aims to foster critical discussion about both specific policy areas as well as the ways in which those policy areas are being implemented. This solution-oriented panel of experts will span the policy space and focus on the notion of a safe haven from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements for infill development projects.  

CEQA requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible. Every development project which requires a discretionary governmental approval will require at least some environmental review, both procedural and substantive, pursuant to CEQA.  New legislation (SB-743) has recently been drafted that would change the way transit oriented infill projects are analyzed under CEQA, opening the door for a possible “safe haven” for infill development.

Transportation & parking options:

Parking on campus is $10. A limited amount of metered parking is available, in the Vermont and Jefferson Parking Lot and on Downey Way.  USC is also served by two Expo Line metrorail stations: Expo Park/USC & Jefferson/USC.



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Scriptorium Room 705 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1541
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1541 US
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