3/17/08 Support SB 1165

Hey all, It's been a while since Save Elephant Hills has asked you to come out and show your support and we don't want anyone forgetting that our cause is still very much an ongoing issue.
Today we ask that you help not just our cause but every California neighborhood who may be subjected to the same trauma that we have experienced with the Elephant Hills debaucle.
This will benefit everyone who attends and the knowledge you can gain is priceless and is absolutely free ! The flyer below describes the what when and where, if you can make it, please do.

SB 1165 Increases Environmental Protections for California Communities

Attend Education Workshop - Learn More About SB 1165
2 – 4 pm, Saturday, March 29, 2008

Senate Bill 1165, introduced by Senator Sheila Kuehl, strengthens the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and increases environmental protections for communities vulnerable to problematic developments and environmental exploitation.

SB 1165 requires local government agencies to make available to the public early drafts of environmental reports that normally only developers receive. SB 1165 also requires additional environmental review and public comment for any environmental impact report (EIR) over 5 years old.

Under SB 1165, projects with old and out-of-date EIRs—such as the controversial Elephant Hill development in El Sereno—will have to re-circulate their environmental impact reports before moving forward. This will give members of the public the opportunity to call out environmental impacts and needed improvements or mitigation before the document is approved or certified.

What: Community education workshop on SB 1165
When: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 2008
Where: Audubon Center at Debs Park
4700 N. Griffin Ave. (off the Pasadena Fwy, between Avenue 43 and Avenue 52)
Los Angeles, CA 90032
For directions go to:

Who Should Attend: Individuals and organizations working to increase community involvement in planning and land use decision making, and to improve community quality of life by preventing toxic business development, increasing parks and open space, halting gentrification, etc.

Sponsored by: Planning & Conservation League; Latino Urban Forum; Chatten-Brown & Carstens; Audubon Center at Debs Park; Natural Resources Defense Council

For more information contact:
Tina Andolina, Planning and Conservation League, or 916-444-8726
Elva Yañez, Audubon Center at Debs Park, or 323-221-2255

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