March 2007

By William W. Abbott

For many discretionary actions, lead agencies struggle with the question of CEQA timing. While many court decisions have criticized cities and counties with delaying the CEQA process, there are rare occasions in which the lead agency concludes that meaningful CEQA review is too speculative and therefore premature. Two new cases provide the bookends to this discussion. Continue Reading Too early or too late for CEQA review: Two appellate decisions bracket the fundamental question of timing