On January 25, 2012, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) released draft CEQA Guidelines to implement Senate Bill (SB) 226. Signed by the Governor last October, SB 226 promotes infill development by: (1) providing flexibility in project design by basing eligibility largely on environmental performance rather than prescribed project characteristics; and (2) avoiding

Sacramento, January 25, 2012.  Today Governor Brown released a package of CEQA reforms designed to simplify and expedite the approval process for key job-creating projects in California.  The package of CEQA reforms provide the regulatory changes necessary to implement SB 226 (Simitian), which the Governor signed October.

Upon finalization, these reforms will simplify the