Experts say California needs to build a lot more housing. But the public disagrees

By Liam Dillon : latimes – excerpt Academic researchers, state analysts and California’s gubernatorial candidates agree that the fundamental issue underlying the state’s housing crisis is that there are not enough homes for everyone who wants to live here. The problem, a new poll says, is that the public doesn’t believe it. Carolyn Coleman, executive … More Experts say California needs to build a lot more housing. But the public disagrees

SF builders struggle to keep transit center from rising

By Matier & Ross : sfchronicle – excerpt Its neighbor, the Millennium Tower, might be sinking, but — get this — the new $2.2 billion Transbay Transit Center has the potential to go in the opposite direction. One of the main challenges the builders faced was keeping the three-block-long monster from rising. “It’s like a … More SF builders struggle to keep transit center from rising

The Committee to House the Bay Area and the coming tax tsunami

by: Bob Silvestri : marinpost – excerpt On Monday evening, I attended an event held by the Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers (CO$T) at Piatti Restaurant, entitled “What they don’t want you to know about taxes, pensions, public education and services.” David Crane, the guest speaker and founder of Govern for California, made a compelling presentation … More The Committee to House the Bay Area and the coming tax tsunami

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

State Water Board plan would require water rationing in the Bay Area

By Jim Wunderman : sfchronicle – excerpt Apart from a famous Mark Twain quote involving whiskey and fighting, no cliché about California water is more abused than the phrase “water wars.” However, in the instance of the State Water Resources Control Board’s plan to restore the San Joaquin River, the label fits. War has been … More State Water Board plan would require water rationing in the Bay Area

The Great Era of California Dam Building May Be Over. Here’s What’s Next

by Lauren Sommer : kqed – excerpt (includes audio) For a century, California has harnessed its water with concrete, building dams and reservoirs on an epic scale. Now, as the state prepares to hand out $2.7 billion for new water storage projects, it looks as though that era of dam-building might be ending. During the height … More The Great Era of California Dam Building May Be Over. Here’s What’s Next