By Noah Arroyo : sfpublicpress – excerpt The Board of Supervisors gave final approval June 18 to legislation that could gradually increase housing density citywide, especially in western neighborhoods, with many of the new units being rent controlled. Initial passage came June 11… The legislation is intended to also render moot a lawsuit by the … More City Takes Step That Could Expand Housing on the Westside
by Patrick Monette-Shaw : stoplhhdownsize – excerpt A Land-Grab, by Any Ohter Name, Developers Will Love Mayor London Breed should be commended for advocating for more affordable housing development in the City. Lord only knows how desperately it’s needed. But she’s playing from State Senator Scott Wiener’s disastrous re-zoning playbook. As everybody knows, Wiener’s failed … More Breed’s Blank Check: Re-Zoning Public Lands
By Jim Phelps : marinpost – excerpt Climate change is at an irreversible tipping point. California aspires to be a leader in the fight. But California’s purveyors of “clean energy” are blinded by their own marketing and magnifying the problem. CCA’s lack the courage to do what they were set up to do and there’s … More MCE’s latest 2017 greenhouse gas (GHG) numbers defy reality
In case you haven’t heard about AB 1054 yet, and not many people have, as it is one of the Gut and Amend bills fast tracking through the state legislature with little public notice or review. For bill text and information go to: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB1054 Some facts that may alarm you about AB 1054: This is a … More Newsom Holiday Utility Wildfire BAILOUT bill AB 1054 is rushing to a Monday July 8 Vote in the Appropriations Committee!
wilk – excerpt SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, announces that Senate Bill 153 (SB 153), a measure to ensure California is well-positioned to begin the cultivation of industrial hemp, unanimously cleared the Assembly Committee on Agriculture. “The cultivation of industrial hemp presents an amazing opportunity for farmers in the Antelope … More Wilk’s measure to expand opportunities for CA’s hemp industry clears Assembly Agriculture
By Frances Dinkelspiel : berkeleyside – excerpt The city of Berkeley filed a lawsuit against UC Berkeley Friday, contending that the university did not adequately analyze, in a supplemental EIR prepared for a housing development on Hearst Avenue, the impacts of a more than 30% enrollment increase on city services. UC Berkeley should have done … More City sues UC Berkeley for not studying impacts of 30% student enrollment hike
flaglerlive – excerpt Nimby is an acronym for Not In My Backyard–an attitude that reflects individual or popular opposition to the siting of toxic or polluting dumps, ugly buildings or otherwise objectionable operations or establishments in one’s neighborhood. The word gained currency in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the United States, especially after … More Nimby, Nimbyism and Nimbyists