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Rebuilding California’s Infrastructure

Rebuilding California’s Infrastructure

Introduction (Part 1 of 6) by Marc Joffe, Jill Eicher, Ed Ring, and Kevin Dayton Editor’s Note: Please visit California Policy Center for the complete series or Download their comprehensive PDF This is Part One of “Rebuilding California’s Infrastructure,” to access the other five sections, click on the links below. To access the entire six-part study […]

Invest California’s Pension Funds in Water and Energy Infrastructure

Invest California’s Pension Funds in Water and Energy Infrastructure

By Ed Ring “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” –  Peter Thiel, in his 2011 manifesto “What Happened to the Future.” Anyone living in California who’s paying attention knows what venture capitalist Thiel meant. While a handful of Silicon Valley social media entrepreneurs have amassed almost indescribable wealth, and fundamentally transformed how humanity […]

Investing in Infrastructure to Lower the Cost of Living

Investing in Infrastructure to Lower the Cost of Living

Ventura City Council: State of the City presentation

Ventura City Council: State of the City presentation

By George Miller The presentation was about how good Ventura is and how the City government wants to raise taxes to keep it that way Last night’s main act at the (2-29-16) Council meeting was Ventura Mayor Erik Narasenko’s first “State of the City” address, entitled “Invest in Ventura, Now and For a Strong Tomorrow.” […]

California’s grumbling infrastructure — Caltrans proposes $40 million for cougar overpass

California’s grumbling infrastructure — Caltrans proposes $40 million for cougar overpass

California’s highway system is crumbling with a backlog of more than $59 billion in maintenance costs. To fund this, Governor Brown has proposed a 12-cent increase in the state’s gas tax and a $65 annual highway user fee. There’s no question the state needs to budget more money to maintain its road system. Unfortunately, unnecessary […]

CA GOP flexes Sacramento muscle on road repairs

CA GOP flexes Sacramento muscle on road repairs

By James Poulos . In a move that handed Sacramento Republicans a sudden share of power, state legislators finally turned their attention to California’s deteriorating infrastructure. In recent years, California’s roadways have fallen into what analysts often agree is terrible shape. “Our streets and highways are in horrible condition and need at least $296 billion during the next five years […]

Another Oxnard water main break

Another Oxnard water main break

By Dan Pinedo Just weeks ago, a large water main broke near 101, cutting off  Oxnard’s outside water supply.  Now, a smaller, 60+ year old water main has broken on Edison and Dewayne, near the Ormond Beach Power plant. Crews were hard at work on repairs when we came by today. Play video clip: Water Pipe Break at […]

Santa Paula: Citizens present to City Council

Santa Paula: Citizens present to City Council

By Sheryl Hamlin On May 21, 2015, the city council hosted the citizens of Santa Paula in preparation for the 2015/2016 budget. Recall that at the December 2014 City Council meeting, newly elected council member Gherardi proposed a “Goal Setting Workshop” outside of the format of a regularly scheduled council meeting. Subsequently she reiterated this […]

California Motorists ‘Don’t Get No Respect’

California Motorists ‘Don’t Get No Respect’

   

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