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Gas Tax Won’t Solve California’s Crumbling Roads: Report

Gas Tax Won’t Solve California’s Crumbling Roads: Report

. . By Stephen Frank  Jerry Brown just received an early Christmas present, a $52 billion slush fund to spend as he wants.  Yes, he said it was for roads.  Yes, State Senate President Kevin Leon (his legal name) said not a dime will go to anything other than roads and streets—they both LIED.  Billions […]

Thousand Oaks Council Address Gas Tax and the State of Local Roads — Honor Local Centenarian

Thousand Oaks Council Address Gas Tax and the State of Local Roads — Honor Local Centenarian

By Kevin Harris T.O. City Council: Local roads will benefit from capital reserve funds while city grants $2.5 million for unique public park During Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, the Council directed staff to prepare to make a one-time transfer of Capital Reserve Funds from the city’s General Fund, to citywide streets and street projects. […]

What Californians Could Build Using the $64 Billion Bullet Train Budget

What Californians Could Build Using the $64 Billion Bullet Train Budget

. By Ed Ring . California’s High-Speed Rail project fails to justify itself according to any set of rational criteria. Its ridership projections are absurdly inflated, its environmental benefits are overstated if not actually net detriments, and its cost, its staggering cost, $64 billion by the latest estimate, overwhelms anyone with even a remote sense of […]

Invest California’s Pension Funds in Water and Energy Infrastructure

Invest California’s Pension Funds in Water and Energy Infrastructure

By Ed Ring “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” –  Peter Thiel, in his 2011 manifesto “What Happened to the Future.” Anyone living in California who’s paying attention knows what venture capitalist Thiel meant. While a handful of Silicon Valley social media entrepreneurs have amassed almost indescribable wealth, and fundamentally transformed how humanity […]

Simi Valley Council Approves Budget at their June 6th 2016 meeting

Simi Valley Council Approves Budget at their June 6th 2016 meeting

By Debra Tash The Simi Valley City Council voted 5 to 0 to adopt the 2016-17 budget along with the five year capital improvement budget. Staff_Report – Budget With property tax revenue up staff projected a 4.1% increase in the General Fund revenues for Simi Valley for a total of $65,319,600. There are 87 projects […]

TAXPORTATION: Profligate Waste Negates Justification for Transportation Tax Hike

TAXPORTATION: Profligate Waste Negates Justification for Transportation Tax Hike

Ventura County Public Works Agency announces nearly 40 percent drop in traffic collisions on County roads

Ventura County Public Works Agency announces nearly 40 percent drop in traffic collisions on County roads

Legislators propose differing plans to fund state-wide highway repair

Legislators propose differing plans to fund state-wide highway repair

CA GOP flexes Sacramento muscle on road repairs

CA GOP flexes Sacramento muscle on road repairs

By James Poulos . In a move that handed Sacramento Republicans a sudden share of power, state legislators finally turned their attention to California’s deteriorating infrastructure. In recent years, California’s roadways have fallen into what analysts often agree is terrible shape. “Our streets and highways are in horrible condition and need at least $296 billion during the next five years […]

Oxnard 4th of July activities and road closures

Oxnard 4th of July activities and road closures
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