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Rivas authors bill to speed up Pajaro levee rebuild

Source: The Pajaronian

California Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas on Tuesday introduced legislation intended to speed up the $400 million rebuild of the Pajaro River Levee. 

Assembly Bill 876 would expedite the work by exempting certain aspects of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The bill would also weigh the potential impacts of the project against its environmental and socio-economic benefits.

The urgency law would take effect immediately upon being signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.