Kings’ Local CEQA Bill Felt Statewide

October 31, 2013 – In The News
Capitol Weekly

Kenneth Kecskes was quoted in the Capitol Weekly article "Kings’ Local CEQA Bill Felt Statewide." While the full text can be found in the October 31, 2013, issue of Capitol Weekly, a synopsis is noted below.

A bill was quickly written in the 11th hour in the 2013 legislative session to relax the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in order to expedite construction of a sports arena in Sacramento.

But the measure has statewide implications as well, as the exemptions could affect cities seeking to build projects, sports related or otherwise, in transit priority areas on so-called “infill development” sites.

“It definitely is not limited to Sacramento,” said Kenneth Kecskes.