Is the California Environmental Quality Act an unfair tool for anti-development activists, or a developer scapegoat?
A landmark law designed to protect California’s environment has enabled profiteers to hold up critical projects.
San Jose Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio pens an open letter to Netflix, which is considering its options on where to expand operations, perhaps outside of Los Gatos. Oliverio makes his case for why the DVD and online movie streaming company should consider its neighbor, San Jose.
It saddens many tree huggers that the once heralded California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is being so abused by NIMBY groups that simple justice, common sense and economic progress demands its reform.