Chris Calfee is Deputy Secretary and General Counsel for the California Natural Resources Agency.
Previously Chris served as Senior Counsel at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, where he provided advice on legislative and regulatory matters involving land use, including infill development, resource conservation and renewable energy. He took the lead in drafting and revising the guidelines implementing the CEQA reform provisions of Senate Bill 743. He also served on the Technical Advisory Committee for the SB 743 implementation assistance project, “From Driving More to Driving Less.”
Calfee was special counsel at the California Natural Resources Agency from 2009 to 2010. Since 2009, he has served as the lead attorney overseeing updates to the CEQA Guidelines.
In private practice, Calfee represented both local governments and private applicants in matters involving the California Environmental Quality Act and related environmental and planning laws in association with the law firm of Remy Moose & Manley LLP, and later with Best Best & Krieger LLP.
B.A. University of California, Davis
J.D. University of California, Davis