• CEQA Amendments Facilitating Stadium Project Approved
  • April 21, 2015 | Author: Christopher G. Foster
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • In 2011, the California Legislature amended the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”)—the law mandating identification, disclosure and mitigation of potential environmental impacts related to projects requiring public approval—to facilitate the construction of a football stadium in Los Angeles. The Legislature repeated its accommodation for sports stadiums in 2013 by again amending CEQA, this time to expedite the construction of a downtown arena in Sacramento.