Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and Senate Minority Caucus Chair Janet Nguyen (R-Huntington Beach) have released the following statements in response to Governor Newsom’s announcement of sweeping changes to the problematic California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) today:
“California Senate Republicans have been advocating for CEQA reform for years. We are thrilled that Governor Newsom is finally taking action and we support his commitment to help build more housing and infrastructure projects. We remain eager to collaborate with the governor and our colleagues across the aisle in a bipartisan manner to fix California with solutions that address our state’s myriad issues ranging from homelessness to housing to water infrastructure,” said Leader Jones.
“California Senate Republicans have been at the forefront of the CEQA reform movement for years,” said Senate Minority Caucus Chair Nguyen. “As evidenced by our extensive legislative track record, we are eager to move California forward in this arena so we can build more housing, water storage, and sensible infrastructure projects in a reasonable timeframe and without costly settlements."
California Senate Republicans have led the charge on CEQA reforms for years and our legislative track record proves it. Click on this link to learn more about our bills on CEQA that we have introduced over the years.