04 Panel 2: CEQA: Helping or Hurting California's Transportation Infrastructure? -- The ELS Symposium 2013, April 12 2013

Panel Two: CEQA: Helping or Hurting California's Transportation Infrastructure? This panel will concentrate on whether the California Environmental Quality Act in its current form allows or impedes the state's plans to build the public transportation infrastructure California needs for the 21st century. Speakers will analyze this topic through the lens of several timely case studies--including High Speed Rail, BART expansion, and LA Metro’s difficulties in development. The panel will also feature a speaker to discuss rural population’s lack of access to public transportation. Panelists: Michael Cunningham, VP of Public Policy, Bay Area Council Camille Pannu, Equal Justice Works Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Sustainable Economies Law Center; Stuart Flashman, Environmental and Land Use Attorney; Dolores Roybal, Project Manager for the Regional Connector Project in Los Angeles Tim Taylor, Stoel Rives LLP, Land Use and Natural Resources group Moderator: James Andrew, Deputy Attorney General at the Office of the California Attorney General