At the conference for new city council members in Sacramento, we had a session dedicated to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). See here and here for background on CEQA. Currently the City of Albany is involved in two CEQA lawsuits concerning UC’s mixed use project. But we are far from the only city that is struggling with CEQA. Abuse of the act has become a problem statewide. For more, see this new piece here, and an older item that I mentioned during my campaign here.