The Convention Center won’t break ground on the long-awaited expansion anytime soon.
That’s because, according to attorney Cory Briggs, the plans break a big California environmental law.
The California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, requires state and local governments to assess the environmental impact of big development projects like the Convention Center Expansion. These assessments can take months, bringing development to a screeching halt.
Projects can become more eco-friendly because of CEQA intervention. But some say the lawsuits are simply too easy to file.
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In this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia and Voice of San Diego‘s Liam Dillon delve deeper into the powerful environmental law, covering how CEQA affects the environment, business development and who it really benefits.