From Sylvia Plummer, March 9, 2016
Voice your support for the revised CEQA Guidelines
by signing on to this letter by 5pm Friday, March 11.
Please email Bill Sadler at email@example.com with
your name, organization and logo.
Goodbye, “Level of Service” for cars! It’s taken years
to develop, but the California Governor’s Office of Planning
and Research (OPR) has finally released its proposed
update of CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)
guidelines on evaluating transportation impacts. The
new guidelines are a major step forward. For too long, CEQA
actually measured delay to cars as a negative environmental
impact – as if cars speeding around was good for the
environment. In fact, slowing cars down makes streets safer
and helps get people into other, healthier forms of
transportation. This step will advance the healthy,
sustainable, equitable communities that sustainable
transportation advocates across the state are working hard
to create. But opposition to the guidelines is growing from
government agencies and business interests who are happy
with the status quo, especially in Southern California,
which is why your support is important. You can read more
about our support for the guidelines and our original
comment letter to OPR here.