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.