Community Workshops on CEQA
To help local communities effectively participate in the environmental review process the Planning and Conservation League Foundation developed the Community Guide to CEQA. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires that the environmental impacts of proposed development projects be rigorously evaluated, and that feasible mitigation measures or alternatives be adopted prior to project approval. The Workshop and Community Guide will help you understand the CEQA process and give you the tools to participate effectively.
What is CEQA?
The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is California’s premier environmental law, and is a powerful tool for public participation. It allows public agencies to make informed decisions about activities that could degrade public health and damage the environment. It also provides California residents with the legal framework to hold their public agencies accountable for decisions that may substantially alter the quality of their lives.