The Moral of the Story: War Stories from the CEQA Trenches



Friday, May 19, 2017
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. CDT

San Francisco, CA, United States

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The panel, consisting of a County Division Manager, environmental consultant and environmental attorney, will share anonymous CEQA “war stories” from their practices that each end with “And the moral of this story is         .” With almost 70 years of CEQA experience among them, the panelists will share their CEQA experiences with practical implications for the audience, such as addressing public concerns during the environmental review process, how to comply with CEQA while at the same time seeking other permits and entitlements, how to meet the needs of the lead agency decision makers, the public relations aspect of the CEQA process, working with the entire “CEQA team” in an effective productive manner and how to survive the perils of CEQA litigation. Active audience participation sharing their own war stories will be strongly encouraged.



Joe Power

Joe Power, AICP CEP, is a Principal with Rincon Consultants, Inc. Joe holds an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA and has more than 25 years of experience preparing CEQA and NEPA documentation for projects throughout California. Joe has worked extensively with both public agencies and private developers in ... Read More

Trevor Keith

Trevor Keith works in the Administrative Office as a Division Manager at the County of San Luis Obispo. Trevor holds a Master’s in City and Regional Planning and a B.S. in Ecology and Systematic Biology from the California Polytechnic State University. He has more than 15 years of ... Read More

Michelle Ouellette

Michelle Ouellette is a partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP in Riverside where she helps public agency and private clients navigate the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act, and state and federal endangered species laws. With almost 30 years of experience, she brings ... Read More

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