California Cap-and-Trade is Working — For Other States

By Amel Ahmed : kqed – excerpt (includes audio track) A new report indicates California’s much-heralded carbon trading program may actually be harming the neighborhoods it was designed to protect. In the first study examining social disparities in California’s cap-and-trade program, researchers found that 52 percent of companies regulated by the program saw an increase … More California Cap-and-Trade is Working — For Other States

Support grows for housing project with ‘mother of all mixed-incomes’ on northeast parking lots

By Joshua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt An affordable housing development that would transform two parking lots in San Francisco’s northeast waterfront into 178 homes for seniors, families and the formerly homeless is pending approval before the Board of Supervisors after more than three years. if all goes according to plan, construction would begin in … More Support grows for housing project with ‘mother of all mixed-incomes’ on northeast parking lots

Legislature may erase embarrassing boondoggle

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

Cause of greenhouse gas decline, ironic

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

Navy does damage control for Pelosi, Feinstein and Lennar as it continues to claim Treasure Island and Hunters Point Shipyard are ‘safe’

by Steve Zeltzer KFPA WorkWeek Radio : sfbayview -excerpt Another $22 million down the rat hole? The U.S. Navy had its annual dog and pony show at the Treasure Island Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The previous meeting included a Tetra Tech representative and a loud confrontation, but this time … More Navy does damage control for Pelosi, Feinstein and Lennar as it continues to claim Treasure Island and Hunters Point Shipyard are ‘safe’

How Control of Congress Could Swing on a Fight to Repeal California’s Gas Tax Image

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