September 2015

September 16, 2015

Point/Counterpoint | Jennifer Hernandez: SB 743 Risks More CEQA Abuse

Jennifer Hernandez argues that implementation of SB 743 should be delayed because the switch to VMT will leave infill builders mired in litigation.

September 16, 2015

Point/Counterpoint | Amanda Eaken: Switch to VMT Supports California Climate Goals

Amanda Eaken explains why the move to measure traffic impacts under CEQA using VMT aligns with California’s green-house gas reduction priorities.

September 16, 2015

Katz Voices SF Valley’s R2 Transportation Needs & Priorities

With an eye to a potential sales tax measure on the 2016 ballot, Richard Katz identifies where funds should be spent to improve Valley transportation conditions.

September 16, 2015

‘Beyond the 710’ Coalition Adamantly Opposes Tunnel Alternative

Ara Najarian, Marina Khubesrian, and Paul Moore explain why the proposed tunnel would be detrimental to communities and explicate a multi-modal solution.

September 8, 2015

Yaroslavsky: 1984 Olympics Hold Lessons for LA's 2024 Bid

As Los Angeles vied this summer to be named the American candidate for the 2024 Olympics—with success—a research paper authored by Zev Yaroslavsky and others reminded the city of take-aways from the 1984 Games.

September 8, 2015

Lipkis: Wiser Drought Policies & Collaboration Can Save Our Trees

Andy Lipkis argues for a collaborative and multi-faceted response to California's drought, with an emphasis on water capture, filtration, and aquifer recharge.

August 28, 2015

Baylis: State's Fish & Game Commission and LA City/County Respond Wisely to Drought

Jack Baylis lauds the City of LA's goal of reducing imported water to 50 percent and lays out ways to get there

August 28, 2015

PonTell: Ontario Airport Agreement Bodes Well for Inland Empire Economic Growth

Steve PonTell shares the importance of the Ontario Airport decision, clarifying the finer points of the compromise and expressing his excitement at opportunities it has created for the sub-region.

August 27, 2015

Katrina + 10: It's Engaged Citizens Who Saved New Orleans

Marking the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Steven Bingler and Martin Pedersen comment on citizen mobilization after the disaster in New Orleans.

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