Local initiative right still under legislative assault

By Loren Kaye : foxesandhounds – excerpt Earlier this year I wrote of an assault on local democracy in the guise of an Assembly measure intending to force citizens to run a gauntlet of local planners and environmental analysis prior to gathering signatures for local ballot measures. In the intervening three months the measure has been overhauled several times, … More Local initiative right still under legislative assault

NBA championship overshadows relocation to San Francisco

Louis LaVenture : thepioneeronline – excerpt … While Oakland celebrated, lawmakers in Sacramento on Friday made the new San Francisco arena deal a lot easier to finalize when they included an environmental law exemption for the planned Warriors stadium at San Francisco’s Mission Bay in the state budget proposal unveiled last week. The new development requires an environmental … More NBA championship overshadows relocation to San Francisco