Not that long ago, Doctorow linked some hit-and-run study that claimed that CEQA isn’t used to limit housing in California. Friday, a pair of groups, the Oxford Triangle Assn. and Fight Back, Venice filed identical lawsuits against the city of Los Angeles, on the grounds that its recently passed ordinances for building supportive housing and converting motels to homeless housing violated, you guessed it, CEQA.
One of the ordinances in question waive parking requirements and height restrictions on supportive housing developments that meet a number of guidelines. When asked, the attorney for both groups cited the development of two local projects as the impetus for the lawsuit. CEQA impacts include currently include categories like “aesthetics” and “traffic.”