Mitigation Creation Station: A Hands-on Workshop Focusing on How to Construct Defensible, Implementable Mitigation Measures
Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CDT
San francisco, CA, United States
CM | 1.50
L | 1
If an EIR is the heart of CEQA, then mitigation measures are the hands and feet. Mitigation is the place where all of the painstaking environmental analysis converts to real-world action, and it is imperative that the mitigation text is not only legally defensible, but also clearly expresses the requirements needed to reduce impacts. Otherwise, applicants may be uncertain how to implement such measures, and lead agencies may find it difficult to monitor or verify completion. This workshop—led by a panel consisting of an environmental consultant, a city planner, a mitigation/regulatory permitting specialist, a land use attorney, and a private developer—will provide tools to bridge the gap between the intended mitigation action and the interpreted mitigation action. Such tools include statutory and case-law-based “best practices” for preparing clear, defensible, and implementable mitigation measures, as well as anecdotes and lessons learned from actual projects. The panel will also conduct an interactive mitigation writing group exercise.
Lynne Bynder, firstname.lastname@example.org