AB 686: CAN WE CREATE FAIR HOUSING BY SUING CITIES INTO SUBMISSION?

un4la – excerpt Art by un4la On the last day of May the State Assembly passed AB 686.  The bill was authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago and the principal co-author was Senator Scott Wiener.  According to them, the bill addresses housing discrimination, and will “affirmatively further fair housing”.  Is this true?  Well, yes and no.  … More AB 686: CAN WE CREATE FAIR HOUSING BY SUING CITIES INTO SUBMISSION?

Drivers outraged over not enough parking at new Antioch BART Station

By J.R. Stone : KRON4 – excerpt (includes video) They are complaining about the parking situation. Some say they have nowhere to park and not enough spaces were built. There are hundreds of parking spaces available, but the issue at the new Antioch BART extension is at 6 a.m. People KRON4 spoke with said it is … More Drivers outraged over not enough parking at new Antioch BART Station

Efforts to build housing around transit threaten to price out those most dependent on bus and rail

By Joshua Emerson Smith : sandiegouniontribune – excerpt The greatest risk is the places that are already showing signs of gentrification. There’s already value in those neighborhoods and the private market has seen… Lawmakers, academics and urban planners from Southern California to Sacramento have long called for building denser housing around transit stops. The idea … More Efforts to build housing around transit threaten to price out those most dependent on bus and rail

The Urban Humanism Manifesto: Putting Communities First

By John Mirisch : newgeography – excerpt Construction comes with a high cost to residents’ health. All is not rosy for the residents of the new Mission Bay housing springing up along the San Francisco Bay who are getting a dose of dust and contaminants from the piles of excavated dirt blowing their way. Photo … More The Urban Humanism Manifesto: Putting Communities First

CVP challenges the Draft EIR for the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehab Project

By Bob Silvestri : marinpost – excerpt Community Venture Partners  has sent the following public comment letter to Dan Dawson, Principal Transportation Planner in charge of the proposed Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehabilitation Project and its Draft Environmental Impact Report: Dear Mr. Dawson: We have reviewed the SFD DEIR and respectfully submit the following comments: … More CVP challenges the Draft EIR for the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehab Project

Election 2018: Bay Area Voters to Consider $3 Bridge Toll Hike

By Michael Krasny : kqed – excerpt (includes audio) Bay Area voters will consider a measure on the June 5 ballot that would raise tolls on the region’s seven state-owned bridges by $3 over six years. If approved, Regional Measure 3 would finance $4.5 billion in transit and highway projects, including a BART extension to … More Election 2018: Bay Area Voters to Consider $3 Bridge Toll Hike