Government / Politics

The more project proposals change, the more the opposition stays the same—right?
4 hours ago   Austin On Your Feet
Prop. 1, a quarter-cent sales tax that would benefit public transit in Wasatch Range counties, passed in 10 counties but was defeated in seven, including the populous Salt Lake County where supporters have yet to concede due to the narrow loss.
Nov 8, 2015   The Salt Lake Tribune
Residents who put in the effort of maintaining vacant property will have their hard work rewarded and will be offered the opportunity to purchase the property.
Nov 7, 2015   Route Fifty
The Warner Center 2035 Plan was designed to bring growth to Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley. If the opening of a $350-million Westfield Village in September is any indication, it’s succeeding.
Nov 7, 2015   The Planning Report
After TransCanada hit the "pause button," President Obama hit "reject." The seven-year saga has come to an end, announced President Obama in a noon White House statement to the press on Friday where he took no questions.
Nov 6, 2015   The White House
Prop. 1, a $930 million, nine-year transportation levy backed by Mayor Ed Murray, was approved by 54 percent of Seattle voters on Nov. 3 to the delight of bus, bike, pedestrian and good roads advocates. First order of business: Safe Routes to School.
Nov 6, 2015   The Seattle Times
The House of Representatives plowed through about 270 amendments this week, with floor votes on nearly 130 of them, before passing the Surface Transportation Reauthorization & Reform Act of 2015 (STRR Act) with funding for three years.
Nov 6, 2015   The Hill
Left behind in business-as-usual city planning processes: low income and racial minority residents who rely on biking for transportation.
Nov 5, 2015   Next City
Bruce Katz has an idea: "A year out from next year’s presidential election, let’s dispel the pervasive myth that the federal government runs the country."
Nov 5, 2015   Brookings
A few words to live by for elected officials in communities working to transform vacant and abandoned properties into valued, productive uses.
Nov 5, 2015   Center for Community Progress
One of the nearly 270 amendments the House is considering in the $325 billion transportation reauthorization bill would allow individual states to allow heavier trucks to use highways. It was decisively defeated in a floor vote on Tuesday.
Nov 5, 2015   The Hill