How quickly can stormwater utilities be rescued from their
financial straitjacket so they can start helping resolve the
state’s chronic water supply problems?
Just as the Internet and smartphones changed the world, the advent of connected and autonomous vehicles will have a profound impact on our lives and our cities.
Two new tools and positive developments on the legislative front
are welcome news for cities.
All 18 metropolitan planning organizations in California will
have adopted their first Regional Transportation Plans under SB
375 by May 2015. This article looks at what SB 375 has
California’s local streets and roads network is currently funded
through a variety of sources including the state gas tax, federal
transportation funds, local tax and bond measures, and…
The $45 million project, completed five months ahead of schedule
and on budget, was funded by a General Airport Revenue Bond and
passenger facility charges.
An oil boom in North Dakota and Canada from the Bakken shale
formation and a lack of pipeline infrastructure have led to a
dramatic increase in oil-by-rail shipments nationwide. As the
In 10 years it is expected that, without greater investment, 25
percent of local streets and roads will be ranked “poor” —
compared with 6 percent today. The local system will have an…
A senior leadership meeting of city officials from throughout the
state used a dynamic, inclusive goalsetting process that built on
the success of prior years and charted some new directions…
League actions in 2014 included sponsoring and supporting
legislation on infrastructure, economic development and the
redevelopment dissolution process. Other efforts focused on
Launched in 2014, the awards highlight cities and counties using
innovative projects to achieve safety, preservation and
sustainability goals for the local street and road systems.
San Rafael has focused on sustainable land use by preserving open
space, encouraging mixed-use infill development and adopting
green building requirements. Now its community is actively
A public project demonstrates sustainable stormwater management
practices and offers an educational, inviting space.
The 311 Customer Service Center operates 24 hours a day, 365 days
a year to provide access to City and County of San Francisco
government information and services. The goal is to assist
Local governments use a wide variety of technology options in their efforts to connect with their communities. While some technology may be costly, many options are reasonably priced and the range…
Cities are not just the laboratories of democracy; they may well
also be its salvation.
Wireless industry lobbyists continue to advocate before Congress,
state legislators and the Federal Communications Commission that
local zoning requirements are a barrier that must be cleared