Hello! Here's a question to you well-seasoned CEQA practitioners!
I'd seriously appreciate it if you can help me out with the following. I want to know:
I am new to writing CEQA docs, and while initial studies seem easy, EIR chapters are a TON of work. I am doing as little "re-inventing the wheel" as possible, but I still find existing conditions and impact discussions are not "a snap." I am doing work on my personal time (ie, unpaid) to learn. (Somehow, despite a planning degree, I managed to take no CEQA doc writing classes and am learning on the job). So:
1) How long did it take you to get the handle on writing EIR chapters?
2) How much time on your own did you spend?