AB 81 x3: CEQA end-run: out of bounds and overtime

 
CLCV Opposed
Passed Assembly 54-18 (9/10/09)
Passed Senate 21-14 (10/14/09)
Signed by the Governor

The California Environmental Quality Act is not only the state’s bedrock environmental protection law, requiring that significant environmental impacts of development projects be mitigated. Equally important, it guarantees that citizens have a right to examine the project and its environmental impacts and to challenge the decisions of the government if they believe the impacts have not been properly analyzed or mitigated. Both of these principles were ignored when the legislature passed and the governor signed AB 81 x3, which granted a CEQA exemption to a proposed 75,000-seat football stadium in Los Angeles, which was being legally challenged by citizens under CEQA.

Senator Party Vote
Sam Aanestad R
No Vote Good
No Vote Good
Elaine Alquist D
Bad
Bad
Roy Ashburn R
Good
Good
John Benoit R
Bad
Bad
Ron Calderon D
Bad
Bad
Gil Cedillo D
Bad
Bad
Dave Cogdill R
Bad
Bad
Ellen Corbett D
Good
Good
Lou Correa D
Bad
Bad
Dave Cox R
Good
Good
Jeff Denham R
Good
Good
Mark DeSaulnier D
Bad
Bad
Denise Ducheny D
Good
Good
Bob Dutton R
Bad
Bad
Dean Florez D
Excused
Excused
Loni Hancock D
Good
Good
Tom Harman R
Bad
Bad
Dennis Hollingsworth R
Good
Good
Bob Huff R
No Vote Good
No Vote Good
Christine Kehoe D
Good
Good
Mark Leno D
Good
Good
Carol Liu D
Bad
Bad
Alan Lowenthal D
Good
Good
Abel Maldonado R
Bad
Bad
Gloria Negrete McLeod D
No Vote Good
No Vote Good
Jenny Oropeza D
Bad
Bad
Alex Padilla D
Bad
Bad
Fran Pavley D
Good
Good
Curren Price D
Bad
Bad
Gloria Romero D
Bad
Bad
George Runner R
Bad
Bad
Joe Simitian D
No Vote Good
No Vote Good
Darrell Steinberg D
Bad
Bad
Tony Strickland R
Bad
Bad
Mimi Walters R
Bad
Bad
Pat Wiggins D
Good
Good
Lois Wolk D
Good
Good
Rod Wright D
Bad
Bad
Mark Wyland R
Good
Good
Leland Yee D
Bad
Bad
Assemblymember Party Vote
Anthony Adams R
Bad
Bad
Tom Ammiano D
No Vote Good
No Vote Good
Joel Anderson R
Good
Good
Juan Arambula I
Good
Good
Karen Bass D
Bad
Bad
Jim Beall D
Bad
Bad
Bill Berryhill R
Bad
Bad
Tom Berryhill R
Bad
Bad
Sam Blakeslee R
Bad
Bad
Marty Block D
Good
Good
Bob Blumenfield D
No Vote Good
No Vote Good
Julia Brownley D
No Vote Good
No Vote Good
Joan Buchanan D
Good
Good
Anna Caballero D
Good
Good
Charles Calderon D
Bad
Bad
Wilmer Amina Carter D
Bad
Bad
Wesley Chesbro D
Good
Good
Connie Conway R
Bad
Bad
Paul Cook R
Bad
Bad
Joe Coto D
Bad
Bad
Mike Davis D
Bad
Bad
Hector De La Torre D
Bad
Bad
Kevin de León D
Bad
Bad
Chuck DeVore R
Good
Good
Bill Emmerson R
Bad
Bad
Mike Eng D
Bad
Bad
Noreen Evans D
Bad
Bad
Mike Feuer D
Good
Good
Nathan Fletcher R
Good
Good
Paul Fong D
Bad
Bad
Felipe Fuentes D
Bad
Bad
Jean Fuller R
Bad
Bad
Warren Furutani D
Bad
Bad
Ted Gaines R
Bad
Bad
Cathleen Galgiani D
Bad
Bad
Martin Garrick R
Good
Good
Danny Gilmore R
Bad
Bad
Curt Hagman R
Bad
Bad
Isadore Hall D
Bad
Bad
Diane Harkey R
Bad
Bad
Mary Hayashi D
Bad
Bad
Edward P. Hernandez D
Bad
Bad
Jerry Hill D
Bad
Bad
Alyson Huber D
Bad
Bad
Jared Huffman D
Good
Good
Kevin Jeffries R
Bad
Bad
Dave Jones D
Bad
Bad
Steve Knight R
Bad
Bad
Paul Krekorian D
No Vote Good
No Vote Good
Ted Lieu D
Bad
Bad
Dan Logue R
Bad
Bad
Bonnie Lowenthal D
No Vote Good
No Vote Good
Fiona Ma D
Bad
Bad
Tony Mendoza D
Bad
Bad
Jeff Miller R
Bad
Bad
Bill Monning D
Good
Good
Pedro Nava D
Good
Good
Brian Nestande R
Bad
Bad
Roger Niello R
Good
Good
Jim Nielsen R
Good
Good
John A. Pérez D
Bad
Bad
V. Manuel Pérez D
Bad
Bad
Anthony Portantino D
Bad
Bad
Ira Ruskin D
Bad
Bad
Mary Salas D
Good
Good
Lori Saldaña D
Good
Good
Jim Silva R
Bad
Bad
Nancy Skinner D
No Vote Good
No Vote Good
Cameron Smyth R
Bad
Bad
Jose Solorio D
Bad
Bad
Audra Strickland R
Bad
Bad
Sandré Swanson D
Bad
Bad
Tom Torlakson D
Bad
Bad
Norma Torres D
Bad
Bad
Alberto Torrico D
Bad
Bad
Van Tran R
No Vote Good
No Vote Good
Mike Villines R
Bad
Bad
Mariko Yamada D
Good
Good
 
 
 

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