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Online CEQA Community Meeting: Thursday, April 1, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join Nevada County for an online community meeting introducing California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to Nevada County residents. It will be Thursday, April 1, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This meeting aims to guide participants through some overarching principles behind CEQA – what triggers it, what are the major documents, and how to comment, as well as providing time for participants to ask questions. Please join the community meeting here. If you can’t attend, the presentation will be available later on this page.planning flyer

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is California's broadest environmental law, established in 1970. CEQA helps to guide the pubic decision-making process, develop transparency, and ensure that land-use decisions take the full impact of the development on natural and human environments into account. CEQA applies to all discretionary projects proposed to be conducted or approved by a public agency within California, including private projects requiring discretionary government approval. It is considered one of the most powerful environmental protection laws in the nation.

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