Tag: CEQA

CalChamber Urges Careful Deliberation on Governor’s Contentious Climate Package

The time remaining in the legislative session is inadequate for the necessary full discussion of the climate proposals the Governor issued last week, the...

Warehouse Ban Job Killer Bill Faces House of Origin Deadline on Friday

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that prohibits local governments from approving certain new warehouses and development projects faces a key deadline...

Job Killer Update: CalChamber Identifies 4 More Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce yesterday added the following four bills to its job killer list, bringing the total number of bills on the...

California Supreme Court Denies UC Berkeley Request for Judicial Notice of CEQA Lawsuit —...

If an investment in knowledge pays the best interest, California is failing to maximize its returns. Yesterday, the California Supreme Court rejected the University of...

Second Year of Legislative Session Off to a Fast Start

Both houses of the State Legislature recently wrapped up their work on 2-year bills that had a January 31st deadline to pass their house...

The California Assembly Voted to Expand CEQA and Make the Housing Crisis Worse

The last thing the California Legislature should be doing during an ongoing housing crisis is voting to pass laws that make constructing any new...

Strong Opposition Stops Single-Payer Health Care Bill, 2 Other Job Killers

Three California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills, including one that would have raised taxes by more than $160 billion annually to fund a...

CalChamber Tags AB 1001 as a Job Killer

The California Chamber of Commerce today tagged AB 1001 (Cristina Garcia; D-Bell Gardens) as a job killer. The bill expands the California Environmental Quality Act...

CalChamber Tags AB 1001 as a Job Killer: Proposed Expansion of CEQA Will Exacerbate...

The California Chamber of Commerce today tagged AB 1001 (Cristina Garcia; D-Bell Gardens) as a job killer. The bill expands the California Environmental Quality Act...

CalChamber Seeks Defeat of Proposal Limiting Technological Development

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging senators to oppose legislation that proposes to limit the technology needed to reach the state’s carbon neutrality...

Everybody Talks About California’s Housing Crisis, But Nobody Will Solve It

There isn’t a politician, economist, social justice advocate or journalist who hasn’t viewed with alarm the unrelenting climb in housing prices and rents, the...

Author Attempts to Revive Failed Job Killer Housing Bill

With only about four weeks left in the legislative session and virtually no opportunity for meaningful stakeholder engagement, a reboot of a job killer...

Opposition Stops Job Killer Housing Bill

Opposition from a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition of groups has stopped a job killer bill that would have impeded housing construction and harmed...

Job Killer Bill That Hinders Housing Construction to Be Considered in Senate Committee

A job killer bill that will impede housing construction and harm California's economic recovery will be considered by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on...
Job Creators

Job Creator Housing Bill Narrowly Passes Senate Committee

Legislation identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job creator because it will minimize frivolous litigation that blocks infill housing projects won...
Capitol Insider

Hyperpartisan Housing: A Common Crisis with Very Different Solutions

Despite bipartisan recognition of California’s unprecedented housing crisis, legislative solutions being introduced this session remain hyperpartisan. On the Democratic side, with some exceptions, legislation...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported CEQA, Land Use Bills that Help Relieve Home Building Red Tape

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help expedite home building, one dealing with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reform and another with...
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Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported CEQA Reform Bill

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that improves environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). CalChamber supported...

State High Court Says Regional Entity Has Discretion in Environmental Analysis

In a narrowly drafted ruling, the California Supreme Court upheld a regional government body’s discretion regarding the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions analysis it included...

CalChamber-Supported WaterFix Gains Critical State Approval

The California Chamber of Commerce-supported California WaterFix project has achieved the next crucial milestone on the road to securing the state’s future water supplies. The...