SB 1: Gas Tax Will Hurt Working Families and increase Transportation Costs
Increasing taxes appears to have become the norm these days when politicians are having trouble balancing their budget. Unsurprisingly, that is exactly what Governor Jerry Brown and other policymakers have recently proposed with their gas tax hike.
Don’t discount the power that a small group can have in affecting policy or projects at the local level.
A new trend in California is emerging – small town environmentally-focused groups that serve a single purpose: shut down oil & traditional energy production without any compromise.
The recent election saw a bitter dispute revolving around the possible influence large Los Angeles developers have on major city planning decisions. In an effort by some backers to prevent corruption, the highly controversial Measure S was placed on the March 7th ballot.
L.A. residents ultimately rejected the measure, which would have banned several new development projects for two years. Two days later, Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an executive directive aiming to build public trust in the city planning process.
California’s water infrastructure policies are outdated and are not suitable for it’s growing population. The state currently has almost 40 million residents relying on water infrastructure that has not been expanded since the 1970’s, when it was meant to accommodate just 20 million people. By taking a different approach, California has the opportunity to greatly improve its water infrastructure and boost its economy.
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