What Happened When I Bought a House With Solar Panels

By Esmé E. Deprez : bloomberg – excerpt Third-party ownership and decades-long contracts can create real headaches. On a rare rainy day early last year, my husband, Alex, and I toured what, with any luck, would become the most exciting and daunting purchase of our lives: a cream-colored bungalow-style fixer-upper, built in 1924, a few … More What Happened When I Bought a House With Solar Panels

To endorse Prop. 10 or no? SF YIMBY faces soul-defining choice

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez : sfexaminer – excerpt San Francisco’s YIMBY Action is facing a difficult choice, one that may define the group for years to come. Will the champions of “build, build, build” endorse Proposition 10, the state ballot prop that would repeal rent control advocate’s most pernicious roadblock, Costa Hawkins? The 1995 Costa … More To endorse Prop. 10 or no? SF YIMBY faces soul-defining choice

Assembly passes bill to limit land-use ballot initiatives

By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt Chiu, Ting both vote for measure that raises the threshold for citizen initiatives on development to 55 percent. A bill that would make it harder for local residents to pass ballot measures limiting development has passed the state Assembly with almost no opposition – and so far, with … More Assembly passes bill to limit land-use ballot initiatives

The legislative gut-and-amend season is upon us

By Scott Wilk : signalscv – excerpt Prop 54 will allow an informed public to hold policymakers accountable for their actions and stop the special interests from hijacking the democratic process. …Gut-and-amend is a process whereby bills have their original contents deleted and replaced with language completely unrelated to the original subject matter. On occasion … More The legislative gut-and-amend season is upon us