By Brisbane Citizens for Responsible Development : brisbane411 – excerpt Video clip of Heminger saying “We (sort of ) told the truth to Brisbane” – from savemarinwood A developer is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a campaign to triple Brisbane’s housing on the Baylands. They’ve convinced state legislators to threaten Brisbane with legislation that hijacks the City’s review … More This is the truth about Brisbane
By Dan Walters : calmatters – excerpt California has had no shortage of boondoggles – projects or programs that cost taxpayers oodles of money but never produced their promised benefits. The boondoggle syndrome has been especially evident in countless state government “information technology” projects that soaked up hundreds of millions of dollars on the promise … More Legislature may erase embarrassing boondoggle
CALmatters Commentary: By Dan Walters, CALmatters, 7/4/18 Gov. Jerry Brown hopped around Europe for two weeks last month, telling the world that to avoid a climate change Armageddon, it should emulate what California is doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As Brown was crusading in Europe, his Air Resources Board issued a report hailing California’s … More Cause of greenhouse gas decline, ironic
By Adam Nagourney : nytimes – excerpt SAN FRANCISCO — It was enacted by the thinnest of margins: A 12-cent gasoline tax passed by lawmakers last year to finance a multi-billion-dollar campaign to repair California roads and bridges hobbled by years of neglect and disrepair. But the tax, which took effect in November, is now … More How Control of Congress Could Swing on a Fight to Repeal California’s Gas Tax Image
ninecountycoaliton – excerpt Soon after the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) approved Plan Bay Area in July 2013, opponents of the Plan filed lawsuits. Of the four lawsuits filed, two were settled out of court, one lost on appeal, and one is still active and awaiting oral arguments … More Post Sustainability Institute: The Surviving Lawsuit
By Dianne de Guzman : sfgate – excerpt The will-they-won’t-they dance of whether a Mission laundromat will be turned into local housing has reached another roadblock in its quest, and this time the developer is threatening a lawsuit. The 75-unit building proposed at the Wash Club situated at 2918 Mission St. recently passed the hurdle … More The not-historic laundromat project is being delayed again, developer threatens lawsuit against SF
By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt The passage of Prop. A means SF now can start building its own electric distribution system – and the folks at PG&E are giving the supes every reason to do so. Toward the end of a hearing last week on how PG&E is delaying public projects, including affordable … More PG&E picked a dumb fight with SF; will the city now pursue public power?