SANDAG reform would empower San Diego’s mayor, a new bill targets a CEQA loophole many developers are fond of, Bo Derek makes an unlikely cameo and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento.
The city’s move to reduce the number of lanes and add bike lanes to a half-mile section of Coast Highway has touched off a debate about the road’s rightful role in town.
A group of small businesses in Lakeside are fighting to keep a megastore from opening next door. But they’re also fighting the county – which they believe lowered the bar for the project’s environmental review.
Choked by expensive land and restrictive regulations, some of San Diego’s small, independent developers are looking across the border.
People who complain about CEQA don’t like the fact that the environmental law gives extraordinary power to ordinary people.
San Diego builds a border bridge while the GOP is stuck on walls, more planter box drama in Encanto and what’s motivating CEQA critics.
Voice of San Diego’s Maya Srikrishnan and NBC 7’s Monica Dean discuss the controversial development in Carlsbad and how it managed to get around CEQA.
A handful of groups attacked Imperial Valley solar projects and the developers behind them using CEQA, the state’s premier environmental law.
A powerful family, aided by two environmental nonprofits, used an environmental law to sue over a major solar project in Imperial County. A parcel of public land was handed over to the family. After that, the family dropped its opposition and the project went forward — seemingly without any changes to make the project more environmentally friendly.
To qualify for a speedier track for the stadium proposal, the city must prove the project is environmentally friendly. That involves buying expensive carbon credits.