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Does CEQA matter?

There was a bit of discussion about the City of Industry / Ed Roski plan to build a new sports stadium in LA County. The stories neglect to tell you a very major point, that Ted Lieu is listed as a principle co-author of ABX381, a bill that many detests.

Now, Lieu is running for Attorney General and does not dare brag about this bill on his web site.  In fact, the news lets Senate ProTem Steinberg take the rap for setting aside California’s Environmental Quality legislation to aid a private developer and a city of less than 1000 people.

I don’t think that this state needs an Attorney General who is so willing to set aside environmental law when it becomes convenient, just for that sake of a big developer who promises jobs… something that sports complexes routinely fail to deliver.

It might have been expected from a Republican.  That Lieu is a Democrat should be embarrassing to the party. I have already seen an effort to have SoCal Greens oppose Lieu over his willingness to set aside existing law.