Call for Interviewees: Research Project on CEQA Litigation and Public Engagement


1A team of University of Southern California graduate students is analyzing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to better understand whether CEQA litigation amounts to a misuse or abuse of the law.

Sponsored by the California Foundation for Commerce and Education, this research will add new insights to the ongoing discussions on CEQA reform by providing new quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Researchers hope to bolster their qualitative research by interviewing stakeholders—whether individual or affiliated with a business or organization—who are familiar with CEQA and how the litigation affects California businesses or communities.

If you wish to share your perspective or have questions about the research project, we ask that you contact Wyatt Lundy ( or Jessica Medina ( by March 31.

Interviews will be scheduled through April 8, 2016 and project findings will be submitted to Loren Kaye, president of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education, by May 15.

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Loren Kaye
About Loren Kaye
Loren Kaye was appointed president of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education in January 2006. He also was a gubernatorial appointee to the state's Little Hoover Commission, charged with evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies and programs. Kaye served in senior policy positions for Governors Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian, including Cabinet Secretary to the Governor and Undersecretary of the California Trade and Commerce Agency. Kaye also has represented numerous private sector interests, managing issues that affect specific business sectors to promote an improved business climate or to resist further regulation or costs on business.