Improving Environmental Reviews

Elizabeth Goldstein defends her call for improving environmental review processes that assess potential outcomes of rezonings.

“Our report made clear that city planners, however well-intentioned they may be, don’t have a crystal ball to predict the development that large-scale rezonings will produce. Until they find one, we should demand an environmental review process that assesses a more realistically broad range of potential outcomes.

That’s not wasteful or unreasonable; it’s responsible planning. In fact, it may even yield a more streamlined and cost-effective outcome that better serves our city.” – Elizabeth Goldstein

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