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  • CEQA Expansion Would Make Housing Harder to Build

    The Santa Maria Valley Chamber partnered with the California Chamber of Commerce, the California Building Industry Association and the organizations listed respectfully OPPOSE AB 1001, as amended, which CalChamber has labeled a Job Killer and CBIA has marked a Housing Killer. The bill proposes to expand the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to further exacerbate known problems with the statute by limiting local land use discretion and imposing burdensome and unworkable new legal obligations on lead agencies. In attempting to address environmental justice concerns through CEQA as the bill proposes, AB 1001 winds up substantially aggravating one of the state’s most intractable problems: California’s housing crisis inextricably linked to its inability to produce housing quickly and cost effectively.

    The letter written in opposition of AB 1001 may be found here.