Report on the CEQA Workshop

ceqa2a-2We had a great day!

The Workshop presented by the Planning and Conservation League was very informative and productive.  We had a full house, with participants from all over the region, including Azusa, Claremont, Ventura, Glendale and Pasadena.  Many friends and neighbors from our local Neighborhood Councils and other homeowner associations were there as well.

I think everyone who attended got something useful out of the day. Doug Carstens, a local land use attorney, was extremely patient and answered everyone’s questions with candor and expertise. I found it very refreshing to work with someone who understands the law, the CEQA process, and various City policies, yet has the ability to see the public’s point of view.  The Verdugo Hills Golf Course Draft EIR was used as a teaching tool, so those of us who will be writing comments are doubly pleased!

Here’s another round of applause for Doug Carstens, and many thanks to Melanie and Paul from the PCLF, Marc Stirdivant, Cindy Cleghorn, and Ed Rock,  who helped put it all together! Our compliments to Kris from Old Town Cafe on Commerce for the great lunch, too.


Remember, community empowerment begins when we educate ourselves on the processes involved!  Today, we armed ourselves with knowledge!!! -Abby

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  1. I agree, Abby, Sunday’s CEQA Workshop was excellent. I think it was Mike O’Gara from the Sun Valley Neighborhood Council who summed it up best. At the end of the day after the applause had died down, Mike shared with Doug and the group that of all the various workshops he has attended this was by far the best.

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