Government / Politics

15 hours ago
Cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles already keep lists of vulnerable buildings, but a new piece of legislation would require all California cities do the same. The catch? The bill will not provide funding to support these lists.
Los Angeles Times
21 hours ago
The lone survivor of Sen. Scott Wiener's trio of "Housing-First Policy" bills awaits a decision by Gov. Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 828, intended to increase the amount of land zoned for housing in California cities, was weakened by amendments.
The Real Deal
Yesterday
Expensive West Coast cities are looking to these alternative and add-on structures to ease their housing challenges.
SF Gate
3 days ago
A report on the fiscal conditions of cities sounds alarms about potential challenges ahead.
Governing
4 days ago
The good news: the Clean Air Vehicle program for electric vehicles will be extended for at least three years. The bad news: not all EVs that have a decal now will be able to be renewed. Congestion on HOV and HOT lanes is a major concern.
Los Angeles Times
4 days ago
It seemed like maybe the pace of electric scooter news was slowing. Wrong.
Planetizen
5 days ago
The research is clear: For climate leadership, look no further than young people, people of color, and young people of color.
The Hill
5 days ago
On the second day of the Global Climate Action Summit, co-host Gov. Jerry Brown signed 16 bills onboard a new plug-in hybrid electric ferry in San Francisco Bay to spur sales of zero-emission vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Sacramento Bee
5 days ago
While resistance to protected bike lanes can be high, the economic and safety paybacks are substantial.
Greater Greater Washington
September 18, 2018, 12pm PDT
Pennsylvania legislation would make it harder for communities to regulate the new wireless network infrastructure.
PlanPhilly
September 18, 2018, 11am PDT
A report from the Global Climate Action Summit on a looming deadline set by the Paris climate agreement: ending sales of new gas and diesel-powered light-duty vehicles by 2035.
Los Angeles Times
September 18, 2018, 10am PDT
A new report on eviction data from Kansas City reveals systematic factors related to the housing crisis.
How Housing Matters
September 18, 2018, 9am PDT
Since its passage 40 years ago, the controversial legislation has remained consistently popular with Californians.
CALmatters
September 17, 2018, 2pm PDT
A new survey identified the top climate strategies favored by municipalities around the country.
Smart Cities Dive
September 17, 2018, 7am PDT
Richard Florida talks with sociologist Eric Klinenberg about his new book and the places and organizations that help hold society together.
CityLab
September 15, 2018, 7am PDT
A three-day global summit on climate action in San Francisco, hosted by Gov. Jerry Brown, is unlike other international climate summits in that it features "non-state actors," such as governors, mayors, and businesses, rather than nations.
Los Angeles Times
September 13, 2018, 11am PDT
One Obama-era climate regulation still on the books deals with methane leakage from oil and gas wells. The greenhouse gas is 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Another methane regulation targeted deals with flaring on federal lands.
The New York Times
September 13, 2018, 10am PDT
The state is seeking to protect wetlands from federal regulation rollbacks, but broader protections could also mean more costly and cumbersome processes.
Water Deeply
September 12, 2018, 9am PDT
Amtrak and a range of big city transit agencies have received federal grants to upgrade their security in the face of terrorism.
Progressive Railroading
September 11, 2018, 11am PDT
Service on a long-awaited BART extension to the Berryessa district in San Jose may be delayed again due to equipment problems.
The Mercury News