Governor Gavin Newsom

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Editorial: Newsom Should Fund Ailing Transit Systems

With many of California’s low-income workers dependent on public transit to get to work and run daily errands, the San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board calls on the state’s governor to support faltering transit systems.

May 23, 2023 - San Francisco Chronicle

Riverside, California

California Governor's Budget Supports Infill Development

Governor Newsom's new budget proposes incentives for developers to build housing in existing urban areas away from fire-prone zones to reduce fire risk and add to the state's insufficient housing stock.

January 20, 2022 - The Los Angeles Times

California Central Valley

California Lawmakers Debate Killing High Speed Rail Funding

The cost increases and delays on the Central Valley project have some state lawmakers wondering whether funds should go toward local transit systems instead.

August 3, 2021 - CALmatters


Gone by 2035: Gas-Powered Car Sales Have an Expiration Date in California

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday an executive order that would ban the sale of cars powered by internal combustion engines by 2035. California is the first state in the country to take such action.

September 24, 2020 - Palm Springs Desert Sun


Multi-Family Leads Recent Housing Uptick in California

With stronger state mandates kicking in, California housing permits rose sharply in September. But as one construction industry commentator noted, an uptick isn't a trend.

November 26, 2019 - The Mercury News


Regional Planning Paradigm Shift in Southern California

The Southern California Association of Governments, in response to new mandates from the state, has adopted a radical new approach to housing requirements in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

November 10, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Paradise, California

Poll: The Public Supports Development Limits in California's Wildfire Areas

An idea that is gaining support with the public as the state of California suffers through catastrophic fire season after catastrophic fire season is still a deeply difficult political proposition.

October 30, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

San Francisco, California

Governor's Veto Kills Complete Streets Requirements for Caltrans

California Governor Gavin Newsom over the weekend vetoed a bill that would have required the state's department of transportation to consider public transit as well as bike and pedestrian infrastructure when planning projects on state-owned roads.

October 14, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

California Houses

California's Housing Crisis—No End in Sight

This past year looked promising in terms of opportunities to tackle the state’s housing woes. But most measures failed and the problem is just growing.

September 20, 2019 - Rolling Stone

Surplus State-Owned Land

Where State-Owned Properties Could Make Way for Affordable Housing in California

A recently published mapping project is the first step toward California leveraging some of it surplus land for the purposes of developing affordable housing.

August 30, 2019 - California Department of General Services

California Governor

Governor Calls for 1.3 Million New Homes in Southern California

Local governments in Southern California have chafed at a call from Governor Gavin Newsom for 1.3 million new homes over the next decade. The Southern California Association of Governments has proposed only 430,000.

August 30, 2019 - The Los Angeles Times

Suburban California

A Call for Action as Construction Slows in California

An editorial by the Los Angeles Times calls for the state to remove barriers to housing shortage after a report finds declining numbers of residential permits around the state.

August 6, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

California Wildfire

California Faces Costly Measures in Preparing for Future Wildfires

In California, recovery after wildfires means many upfront investments by communities and the state.

July 26, 2019 - The New York Times

Washington, D.C. Apartment

Eleven Units of Affordable Housing Coming to S.F. Bay Area Suburb

A new apartment building is going up in Danville, California, but the affordable housing it will provide is a drop in the bucket compared to the state’s massive housing needs.

May 26, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

High Speed Rail California

The Consultants Behind the CA High-Speed Rail Debacle

The state's high-speed rail project is billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule. A major problem is that consultants have been running the show from the start, say critics.

May 6, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Imperial Valley

Editorial Calls for Drastic Actions to Fix the Salton Sea

A Los Angeles Times editorial board sheds light on the ongoing environmental disaster of the Salton Sea in California, and the lack of action by the state to mitigate the worsening impacts.

April 5, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

San Francisco Coast

Housing Threats Dialed Down in California

California's new governor is giving local governments more time to comply with state-mandated housing targets.

March 14, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta

High-Speed Rail Not the Only Massive Public Works Project on the Chopping Block

California Governor Gavin Newsom wants to reduce the size of the $17 billion WaterFix project that plans for two tunnels under the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta.

February 14, 2019 - Sacramento Bee

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