PG&E picked a dumb fight with SF; will the city now pursue public power?

By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt The passage of Prop. A means SF now can start building its own electric distribution system – and the folks at PG&E are giving the supes every reason to do so. Toward the end of a hearing last week on how PG&E is delaying public projects, including affordable … More PG&E picked a dumb fight with SF; will the city now pursue public power?

Delta Tunnels draft environmental document with ‘design changes’ posted online

by Dan Bacher: indybay – excerpt “Many of these design changes may appear great on paper, but in reality, they will not save the Delta as long as Metropolitan Water District of Southern California maintains their ‘right’ to increase the magnitude of Delta water they take during dry periods,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of … More Delta Tunnels draft environmental document with ‘design changes’ posted online

Hawaii Becomes First State To Ban Widely-Used Pesticide Found To Be Harmful To Kids

By Dominique Mosbergen : huffingtonpost – excerpt “Hawaii is showing the Trump administration that the states will stand up for our kids, even when Washington will not.”   Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to ban the use of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos, a widely-used chemical that’s been linked to severe developmental delays in children and … More Hawaii Becomes First State To Ban Widely-Used Pesticide Found To Be Harmful To Kids

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

California Lawmakers Kill Housing Bill After Fierce Debate

By Conor Dougherty : nytimes – excerpt SACRAMENTO — Just before a committee of California state senators voted on a landmark bill to ramp up housing production by overriding local resistance, legislator after legislator talked about a dire affordable-housing crisis that demanded bold action and a marked increase in new building. Then they killed the bill. … More California Lawmakers Kill Housing Bill After Fierce Debate

SF officials clash with Bayview residents over community center

By Dominic Fracassa : sfchronicle – excerpt Residents in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood are dismayed by what they see as a covert effort by city officials and a private developer to muscle a mixed-use, affordable housing project onto the site of a long-planned community center at 1550 Evans Ave… The recently released emails also came … More SF officials clash with Bayview residents over community center