California Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Chamber of Commerce shared some of the same views during their addresses to the 88th annual Sacramento Host Breakfast Wednesday.
Frederick “Fritz” Hitchcock, chairman of the board of directors of CalChamber, called for the state to reform the California Environmental Quality Act and to not spend one-time or surplus money on ongoing programs.
Brown also wants to see regulatory reform but said it will be difficult to achieve, given that it would involve revamping existing laws. “It’s a heavy lift,” he said.
The state’s CEQA law was enacted and signed by then Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1970.
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