Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Supervisor Nathan Fletcher to CARB. (Not sure what that is? We’ve got you.) Plus: lawmakers want more granny flats, the latest on police resistance to releasing misconduct records and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento.
The Purple Line extension of the trolley could play a big role in a potential 2020 MTS ballot measure. But it isn’t clear that the line as it’s currently envisioned would be cost-effective or attract high ridership. Click on image for Voice of San Diego article.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer has once again changed his mind about how tall new developments should be around a new station on the $2.1 billion Mid-Coast trolley line. Click on image or link above for source article.
The severity of California’s housing crisis hardly needs further documentation. There simply is not enough housing, especially for very low-income households. An emergent YIMBYism, or Yes In My Backyard movement, advocates building more homes in more neighborhoods to combat the housing affordability crisis. The progressive wing of the movement believes that new home construction should be … click on image or link for source article.
With climate change, there’s the practical and political aren’t always in agreement. When that they clash inside the same administration, it’s, well, odd. Click on image or link above for source article.
A sharply divided San Diego City Council voted 6-3 this week to approve the first major housing project along the new Morena Boulevard trolley line despite concerns the project isn’t dense enough and includes no low-income units. Click on link or image above for article.
After much speculation and suspense, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has decided to no longer pursue a special election this year for an initiative to finance a convention center expansion, homeless services and road repairs. It will go before voters in 2020. Click on image or link above for article.
From a hyperloop to self-driving cars to charging drivers for every mile they drive, SANDAG’s new executive director, Hasan Ikhrata, is willing to talk about transportation in a way that hasn’t been seen at the powerful regional agency. But he’s been careful not to commit to anything concrete. Click on image or link for article.