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No excuses #5: “No more passing the buck.” Cities now have tools to clean up inhumane encampments–immediately

Image by Wikimedia Commons As tent cities filled with homeless people proliferated in West Coast...
moneyraft-1

Case study Denver: small basic income pilot shows promise for housing the homeless–way more cost-effective than brutally expensive new, subsidized apartments

Denver gave homeless people cash and now half of them live in their own place....
san+jose+homeless

No more excuses #1: SCOTUS clears the way for CA cities like SJ to manage inhumane and dangerous homeless encampments

Rejecting the argument that preventing homeless from appropriating public parks and spaces violated the 8th...
high+speed+rail+5

Slow progress for a fast train. Musk and the Internet mock CA rail authority’s “$36.96 billion per mile” overpass to nowhere

Image by 10 10 on Flickr In fairness, it only took nine years to complete...
inflation

Sticker shock: Californians pay more for power than anyone else in the continental US

It’s too bad bank accounts don’t come with surge protectors. After a yearly $400 rate...
Bonds

☆ No on Regional Housing Tax group makes case at BAHFA meeting

To nobody’s surprise, the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority, an outgrowth of the Metropolitan Transportation...
construction+crane

Even State o’ CA puts the brakes on affordable housing boondoggles

Image by World Bank Photo Collection Following Gov. Newsom's blistering critiques of housing and homelessness...
good+governance+bad+governance

Not to be outdone, Oakland belatedly enters the Bad Bay Area gov’t sweepstakes

The list lengthens. To review: SJ Housing Dept. VTA board. Sta Clara City Council. SJ...
bart+19

☆ VTA’s ri$ky plan: Extend BART while starving it

Image by Wikimedia Commons VTA helped thwart a state legislative initiative to bail out BART...
roommate+wanted

The roommate solution: direct cash payments could solve half of Silicon Valley’s homeless crisis

Turns out that many unhoused in the streets of cities like San José don’t need...