By unanimous vote, the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency has ordered that all the properties and assets it owns—as well as all agreements to develop them—be transferred to the City of Long Beach, which will put them under the control of the Long Beach City Council. The vote, held in City Council chambers this morning, comes [...]
State Senator Alan Lowenthal told a combined meeting of the Senate and Assembly budget committees that he supports Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to phase out local Redevelopment agencies (RDA). Brown had presented his budget proposal to the committee and was still seated at the witness table when Lowenthal revealed his position. “I support your initiative [...]
Nearly two-thirds of Californians—66 percent of adults, 63 percent of likely voters—favor Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to phase out local redevelopment agencies and enterprise zones so that state money can be freed up to maintain school funding, according to a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. Released Jan. 26, the poll surveyed Californians’ [...]
There’s mostly silence coming from Republican legislators on Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan proposal for eliminating redevelopment agencies. If Republicans don’t support a substantial structural cut such as eliminating redevelopment agencies, then what do they embrace as real reform?
Maybe you didn’t know the California Air Resources Board (CARB)---created in 1967 to regulate pollution sources like trucks and automobiles---is also interested in hair-care products? It is ... and watch out, because it takes the responsibility very seriously.
No. 18: My mama always likes to hear the “long version” of whatever I’m outraged about at the moment. No. 20: I love that about her. No. 49: I have a nice home. No. 50: I can pay my bills. No. 51: My pets are extremely polite. No. 52: I take this as a reflection on me.
Most Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature don't think Prop 25 will translate into anything new. Despite its promise to end budgetary gridlock, they suspect Prop 25 will ultimately translate into the very same budget shambles we’ve been enduring for so long.
After gaining a little perspective---the win by Jerry Brown over Meg Whitman, the loss of Prop 19, the win of local Measure D---I am no longer as freaked out about the Citizens United ruling as I first was. I don't necessarily correlate big campaign spending with winning elections. That does not mean I do not think there is reason for concern.
Brown does love law enforcement, and he does hate capital punishment. He does think government sometimes hurts more than it helps, and he does feel that government is sometimes the solution to life’s difficulties. If elected, he is quite capable of anything. And that will be a hell of a story
I wouldn’t say Jerry Brown has run a half-ass campaign for governor---that would be giving him credit for too much ass. An eighth-of-an-ass? Still too much ass. I’d say he’s somewhere in the .04-of-an-ass, well below the legal limit. So how can Meg Whitman be losing?