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Santa Paula: Goals, Objectives and New Infrastructure Committee With NO Citizens

Santa Paula: Goals, Objectives and New Infrastructure Committee With NO Citizens

By Sheryl Hamlin At the Monday, May 15, 2019 Santa Paula City Council meeting, the council discussed the FY19/20 goals and objectives. These were derived from a study session held on March 22, 2018. At this meeting, a list of tasks was presented. Three speakers spoke in public comments: Connie Tushla spoke of deteriorated streets, […]

Exclusive–Paul Gosar: Tie Wall Funding to Schumer’s Infrastructure Plan

Exclusive–Paul Gosar: Tie Wall Funding to Schumer’s Infrastructure Plan

By John Binder Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) says the House and Senate Republicans, as well as President Trump, ought to tie $25 billion in border wall funding to Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) infrastructure plan. In an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Daily, Gosar said the GOP should hinge a massive, $29 billion New York […]

What a Year! Trump’s Accomplishments and the President may never visit California – The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Dec. 23-29/Day 345-351) Week 49

What a Year! Trump’s Accomplishments and the President may never visit California – The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Dec. 23-29/Day 345-351) Week 49

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, December 23  (Day 345): Congressman:  FBI “extreme pro-Hillary Clinton bias” “I can certainly say that my impression after these (Judicial Committee) interviews is that there was extreme pro-Hillary Clinton bias,” said Rep. Matt Gaetez (R-FL) “that benefitted her in this investigation and that she received special treatment as a consequence […]

Warning: 15,498 ‘High-Hazard’ Dams in America

Warning: 15,498 ‘High-Hazard’ Dams in America

by CHRISS W. STREET The new American Society of Civil Engineers 2017 Infrastructure Report Card (ASCE) has identified 15,498 high-hazard dams, whose failure could risk loss of life. ASCE is appropriately holding this year’s Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) in Sacramento, California from May 21 to 25. The meeting is an opportunity for its members and […]

California seeks fourth federal disaster declaration

By James Poulos Still reeling from a wild weather season, California chalked up a fourth request for federal disaster aid, as Gov. Jerry Brown lodged the request en route to Washington earlier this month. “Putting the price tag of California’s brutal winter storms at $569 million, Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Trump […] for a fourth federal disaster […]

Ventura County General Plan Update: Transportation and Infrastructure

Ventura County General Plan Update: Transportation and Infrastructure

By Sheryl Hamlin The county has embarked on a multi-year, multi-million dollar update to its General Plan Update (GPU) for the unincorporated areas. The website for commenting and status is vc2040.org. Citizens can also sign up here for announcements. Previous articles about this process were here: Notice/Overview History and Initial Configuration of Report Refinements to […]

What Californians Could Build Using the $64 Billion Bullet Train Budget

What Californians Could Build Using the $64 Billion Bullet Train Budget

. By Ed Ring . California’s High-Speed Rail project fails to justify itself according to any set of rational criteria. Its ridership projections are absurdly inflated, its environmental benefits are overstated if not actually net detriments, and its cost, its staggering cost, $64 billion by the latest estimate, overwhelms anyone with even a remote sense of […]

California Needs $50 Billion To Fix Its Flooding Problem

California Needs $50 Billion To Fix Its Flooding Problem

Just as California’s long-standing drought was finally almost alleviated, another problem hit the state in its wake. After one of the wettest seasons in recent memory, California officials estimated Wednesday they would need $50 billion to control flooding in the state. Virtually the entirety of California had been battling drought conditions for six years, and […]

Traffic deaths spike in California, U.S.

Traffic deaths spike in California, U.S.

By James Poulos Following a nationwide trend, traffic deaths in California have spiked, alarming analysts and prompting fresh questions about technological distractions like smartphones, and fueling debate over how policymakers can or should respond.  The news was relayed in a report by the National Safety Council. “The study shows that in California, traffic deaths rose 14 percent […]

Deferral of federal funds casts fresh doubt on California high-speed rail

Deferral of federal funds casts fresh doubt on California high-speed rail

by James Poulos The new administration in Washington, D.C., has added another hurdle to California’s already difficult road to high-speed rail. Drawing fire from Democrats and cheers from Republicans, the Department of Transportation “has deferred a decision on a $647-million grant that would help Caltrain electrify a section of track between San Jose and San Francisco, […]

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