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A new Appellate court decision clarifies the distinction between ministerial and discretionary projects under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This article discusses the decision and its implications for demolition permits under CEQA.
Jonathan Riker is a licensed attorney and professional urban planner with seven years’ experience in California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance and federal, state, and local land use and land development regulation. He provides oversight and in-house guidance on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and CEQA documents.
He is the first attorney in Los Angeles to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional status conferred by the U.S. Green Building Council. At the Los Angeles City Planning Department, he coordinated environmental review for major development projects. He also worked for an environmental consulting firm, preparing CEQA and NEPA documentation for large-scale public works projects.
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