Update: CEQA bill goes to Governor’s Desk, Kings fans declared the most powerful lobby in Sacramento

Senator Steinberg’s homage to basketball and infill development, SB 743, concluded its meteoric journey though the halls of California’s Capitol last night. It now goes to the Governor’s desk, where all signs point to a signature.

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Like bike lanes and transit? Hope you like the Sacramento Kings too.

sacramento-kings-suing-after-player-was-injured-by-exercise-ball.jpgWhat do the hoop dreams of a software mogul have to do with CEQA reform?  As of last night, everything.  In the waning days of session, strange things happen in Sacramento.

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Putting CEQA to work for Sustainable Communities

The ongoing debate over changes to the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, has been marked by polarization, exasperation and, more often than not, mutually-assured destruction. Overreaching efforts to gut CEQA’s core environmental protections are met by equally fierce crusades to prevent any significant changes to the law. Every year this political drama plays out in the theater of the Capitol, and every year we see little movement on CEQA in either direction.

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FresnoCOG learns how to say “transit” in five different languages

fresnoCOg-photo2-300x199.jpgCommunity members showed up in force to make their voices heard at FresnoCOG’s May workshops for their upcoming Regional Transportation Plan.

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400 ppm and the Governor is loaning away climate funds?

This entry is cross-posted from TransForm’s blog.

Even as he acknowledged that we are nearing a climate tipping point and that it will take two more years to recover the jobs lost during the Great Recession, Governor Brown yesterday released a budget that punts fighting climate change and tackling a still-sluggish economy to an undisclosed date in the future.

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