CEQA: How it Really Works
Adopted in 1970, the California Environmental Quality Act is a critical tool for protecting the state’s historic resources. All projects undertaken by a public agency, and many projects undertaken by private parties, are subject to CEQA review. Despite its widespread and effective use as a preservation tool, it is frequently misunderstood or misinterpreted. This workshop will explore CEQA from different perspectives: historic preservation professionals, City staff members, and preservation advocates. Through a series of case studies, participants will discuss the strengths and limitations of CEQA in evaluating project impacts on historic resources, implementing appropriate mitigation measures, and advocating for historic properties.
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- Develop a working knowledge of CEQA guidelines and its applicability in historic preservation.
- Understand the CEQA process and thresholds.
- Review recent case studies to understand how CEQA is applied and how project impacts are identified and analyzed.
- Understand the most frequently applied mitigation measures and the enforcement of mitigation.
- Adrian Fine, Director of Advocacy, Los Angeles Conservancy
- Amy Forbes, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
- Erik Krause, Senior Planner, City of Glendale
- Christine Lazzaretto, Principal, Historic Resources Group
- Paul Travis, AICP, Principal, Historic Resources Group.