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.

The Revised Community Guide to CEQA

UPDATE IN PROCESS as of September 2016

PCL Foundation is in the process of updating its “Community Guide to CEQA.” Please check back in late 2016 to order the latest Community Guide. Please contact Meredith Mitchell with inquiries about CEQA Workshops or the Community Guide.

In March 1997, PCL Foundation first produced the “Community Guide to CEQA,” and it was later revised in 2002. Since then, there have been statutory changes and legal decisions that made the Guide outdated. In 2007, the user-friendly Guide was completely revised, produced in full color, and includes a layout that allows for easy page/section revisions. Additionally, the Guide’s author, Bill Yeates, has incorporated specifics on global climate change, water assessment and water supply as they relate to CEQA.