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Proposition 90 – The New Trojan Horse That Attacks Land Use Planning and Regulation

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In November, California voters will have the opportunity to consider 13 initiatives on the statewide ballot. Hidden among the bond proposals and the telegenic oil company tax is Proposition 90, the selfstyled "Protect Our Homes Act." This measure has much more to it than its populist title would suggest. If passed, Proposition 90 would fundamentally change land use planning in California by severely limiting the ability of cities and counties to enact new general plan and zoning provisions, and the ability of the state to enact laws protecting the environment.

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  • Terry Rivasplata

    Technical DirectorICF International

    Terry Rivasplata, a Senior Environmental Planner with ICF International, specializes in preparing California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents for projects ranging from schools to general plans. He teaches classes on CEQA and related topics for clients and the University of California Extension.

    He was with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research from 1985 to 1998, including a stint as the chief of both the state clearinghouse and the planning unit. He participated in drafting the 1998, 1997, and 1994 amendments to the CEQA Guidelines. He is the editor of the Environmental Assessor for the Association of Environmental Professionals and was coauthor of the 1998, 1990, and 1987 editions of General Plan Guidelines.

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Published: Jun 1, 2006
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