Thank you to everyone who attended the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Workshop on September 30th and the Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD) Board meeting on October 12.
We learned a lot at the CEQA Workshop, hosted by environmental attorney Kevin Johnson and the Planning and Conservation League (PCL). In 1965, a group of concerned citizens formed PCL “to protect California from the destruction caused by fast-paced and poorly planned developments”, a worthy goal. For over 50 years, PCL has worked to “safeguard our lands, air, waters, and communities, while building strong coalitions and empowering the public.” Thank you to Kevin and PCL for sharing so much information!
We learned that CEQA, which generates the Environmental Review Process (EIR), pushes citizens, developers and public agencies to engage in a community brain storming process. It forces us all to mitigate damage caused by development and to explore alternatives fully.