Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Supervisor Scott Wiener's CEQA Appeals Reform Legislation Passes the Board of Supervisors

Photobox for Supervisor Wiener

BOMA San Francisco Members:

The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Supervisor Scott Wiener's California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) appeals reform legislation recently.  This legislation will, for the first time, establish clear and predictable deadlines, prevent multiple appeals on the same project, and prevent projects from being appealed mid-construction. 

BOMA San Francisco was in support of the measure.

For years, the City and County of San Francisco functioned without clear procedures regarding CEQA appeals and relied on informal and overly complex interim procedures. Now, after ten years and previous unsuccessful attempts by three other Supervisors, Supervisor Weiner's legislation has established codified rules around San Francisco's CEQA Appeals process including setting an appeal deadline of 30 days after the first approval of a project.  Thiswill end the bad practice of allowing late CEQA appeals, sometimes even during mid-construction, long after a project has been approved. 

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