A slate of November ballot measures would give local residents in cities across the state the power to veto or stop development projects. Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to wrestle some control over building decisions away from locals. The conflict between cities and the state has ramped up in recent years, and it’s coming to a head.

The Chamber’s uneventful showdown with Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, the latest effort to boost voter turnout and more in our weekly Sacramento roundup.