California Supreme Court lets voters be heard

February 14, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

Yesterday the California Supreme Court granted review of Tuolumne Jobs & Small Business Alliance v. Superior Court (Wal-Mart Stores). This is an excellent development, which PLF has supported. Readers will recall that Tuolumne Jobs held that a city council has to complete an EIR under CEQA in order to adopt an ordinance that is presented ̷ ...


CEQA versus the Constitution – round two

January 03, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

We have previously reported on the Tuolumne Jobs case, an important appellate decision expanding CEQA and diminishing California voters’ constitutional right of initiative.  The Tuolumne Jobs decision broke with precedent and held that a city counsel was required to prepare an environmental impact report under CEQA before it could adopt an o ...