Judge Rules Vision Zero Law Unconstitutional as NYPD Increases Its Use

By Aidan Gardiner : dnainfo – excerpt QUEENS — A key part of the mayor’s landmark pedestrian and bicycle safety initiative that penalizes drivers for hitting people is unconstitutional, a judge ruled Friday. Queens Supreme Court Justice Gia Morris ruled that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero charge, failure to exercise due care, violates defendants’ … More Judge Rules Vision Zero Law Unconstitutional as NYPD Increases Its Use

Tetra Tech Wins $60 Million Water Resources Contract from L.A. County

By Dana Bartholomew : labusinessjournal – excerpt Tetra Tech Inc., a consulting and engineering firm based in Pasadena, has been awarded a $60 million water resources contract from Los Angeles County, the company announced Sept. 11. The three-year, multiple-award engineering services contract includes planning and support for flood hazard mitigation,cwater reuse and supply management and … More Tetra Tech Wins $60 Million Water Resources Contract from L.A. County

Congress Passes Measure to Protect Board that Monitors Nuclear Safety

by Rebecca Moss of Santa Fe New Mexican : propublica – excerpt The Energy Department had taken steps to curtail the reach and authority of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. New Mexico’s senators are fighting back. This article was produced in partnership with The Santa Fe New Mexican, which is a member of the … More Congress Passes Measure to Protect Board that Monitors Nuclear Safety

Radioactive object found near homes at Hunters Point shipyard

By Jason Fagone and Cynthia Dizikes : sfchronicle – excerpt This Treadwell and Rollo map may help you keep track of the parcels. A radioactive piece of metal was found on the top of the hill about a foot underground on Parcel A near an area that was declared safe for housing years ago. A … More Radioactive object found near homes at Hunters Point shipyard

Guest opinion: ‘Local control’ isn’t perfect, but it’s better for everyone than unelected regional bureaucracies

Originally posted on Grassroots Actions:
By Susan Kirsch : bizjournals – excerpt Artist view of dense housing creeping into single family neighborhoods. The Business Times recently put forward the view that “‘Local control’ of housing is the problem, not the solution” (Viewpoint section, Aug. 31 print edition). It also reported that Livable California is forming…

Rapid Growth in Sunnyvale Spurs Concerns in Public Safety

Originally posted on Meter Madness:
By Robert Handa : nbcbayarea – excerpt (includes video) Police officers and firefighters in Sunnyvale are going public with their concerns that the city is allowing business to boom without enough consideration for public safety. Police officers and firefighters in Sunnyvale are going public with their concerns that the city…

New Decisions offer important Guidance on California Ballot Box Planning

By David L Preiss |Rachel Antoinette Boyce :  hklaw – excerpt Rulings Help Reconcile Local Land Use Decisions with Powers of Referendum and Initiative HIGHLIGHTS: Two recent decisions by California courts offer important judicial guidance on the longstanding issue of reconciling local government land use decisions with the referendum and initiative powers reserved to the people … More New Decisions offer important Guidance on California Ballot Box Planning