All about Environmental Impact Reports & the California Environmental Quality Act

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What you need to know and do, if you have to sue down the road

n October 26, a government planner, an environmental attorney, and a community and political activist will hold a workshop to provide the nitty-gritty information on how to successfully deal with development projects covered under CEQA. Attendees will learn the basics and fundamentals of CEQA and EIRs, what to look for in the EIR process and practical applications. By receiving a better understanding of CEQA and the EIR process, individuals and organizations will have access to the tools to promote or oppose a project on environmental grounds.

This workshop is being presented by Environmental Advocates who are dedicated to preserving and protecting San Diego's unique cultural and natural resources through education, legal advise and representation.

Former City Councilman and EA Board Member John Hartley addressed the need for such a workshop by observing, "While we all wish that developers and governments would do the right things without it, unfortunately, when you look at the region's environmental progress, more often than not, citizens have had to resort to legal means to achieve real solutions."

Presenter Barbara Massey notes, "Developers and the City and County have to be shown that citizens understand the CEQA and the EIR processes and that we will not settle for second-rate projects and destruction of the environment and our quality of life. I want to keep others from making the mistakes I've made and give them the knowledge to improve projects. Developers know how to use the system already, informed citizens can also learn how to use it to the community's advantage."

For more information, please call (619) 685-8865 or Fax (619) 291-3391.

When:         Saturday, October 26, 1996, from 9am to noon.
Where:	     Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
              One Junipero Serra Trail at Mission Gorge Road.
Directions:   From 1-15 take Friars Rd. East, or from I-8
              take Fairmont Ave./Mission Gorge Rd. North.
              The Visitor Center is off Mission Gorge Rd.,
              just East of Jackson Dr. 	
Cost:         $25 per person, includes: all materials and
              handouts, membership in the Environmental
              Advocates, and refreshments.
Registration: By mail, send check to EA, P.0. Box 40466,
              San Diego, CA 92164-0466