Encinitas hopes the state can help solve one of its many housing issues, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber takes another shot at reforming teacher tenure, the Washington Post recognizes the joy of being a Californian and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento.
When it comes to homelessness, Mayor Kevin Faulconer wants to work it both ways – with both long- and short-term solutions.
SANDAG reform would empower San Diego’s mayor, a new bill targets a CEQA loophole many developers are fond of, Bo Derek makes an unlikely cameo and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento.
The bill would not only give each of the cities on the SANDAG board a vote proportional to their population — making San Diego and Chula Vista far more powerful — it would make San Diego’s mayor the permanent chair of both SANDAG and the Metropolitan Transit System.
The cost of SANDAG’s highest-profile projects, the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project to extend the Blue Line north to the UCSD campus, is especially high for a light-rail project. But there is a change SANDAG could consider that would reduce the price tag and take advantage of both existing light-rail lines and the Coaster rail line.
Sen. Toni Atkins backs big park bond, Assemblyman Randy Voepel, not so much. Also: new numbers reveal just how little of a problem voter fraud is, and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento.
The city government and a Fortune 500 company are on a collision course. The cost, reliability and environmental consequences of everyone’s electricity is on the line.
For more than a year, SANDAG did not disclose an $8.4 billion cost increase facing the projects included in TransNet, its tax-funded transportation infrastructure program. Together with a forecasting error the agency also failed to disclose, the problems mean TransNet is $17.5 billion short.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is open to new taxes and fees for transportation and is supportive of state Sen. Toni Atkins’ plan to create a permanent source of money for affordable housing. The Chamber took a delegation of about 80 San Diego business leaders and politicians, including seven of the nine San […]
The investigation will attempt to determine who in the agency knew its forecasts were wildly overestimating how much revenue an existing sales tax, and another proposed one, would generate for regional transportation projects – and when they knew it.