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Finding a Way Home

Leslye Corsiglia and Fred Blackwell will co-chair CASA, a new task force charged with tackling Bay Area housing issues. Photos courtesy of [email protected] and the San Francisco Foundation. This summer, officials are expected to adopt Plan Bay Area 2040, the re …

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Nature on the Edge

Nature on the Edge The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center is part of a vast network of open space assets vulnerable to sea level rise along the shore of the San Francisco Bay. Photo by Alec MacDonald. Sitting atop stilts at the edge of the San Franc …

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The Super Pollutant Gang

Cows represent a significant source of methane emissions, one of three short-lived climate pollutants being targeted by air quality regulators. Photo by Alec MacDonald. Carbon dioxide may be a major climate change culprit, but it’s far from the only on …

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Screened out of Cap-and-Trade Funding?

This newly built light-rail vehicle, procured by SFMTA using cap-and-trade revenue, will go into service in 2017. Photo courtesy of SFMTA. Since launching in 2012, California’s cap-and-trade-program has helped Bay Area transit operators by contributing …

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Turning Stormwater from Gray to Green

The El Cerrito Green Streets Pilot Project, which involved the installation of rain gardens along a stretch of San Pablo Avenue, is one of several examples of how Bay Area jurisdictions are managing stormwater using green infrastructure. Photo by Alec …

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More Than Just Hot Air: Are Campaigns Considering Emissions?

More Than Just Hot Air: Are Campaigns Considering Emissions? The state legislature faces continued work on climate change in the coming years. During political campaign season, one issue can seem as invisible as the air we breathe — and that is the air …

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Passage of Restoration Measure Offers Useful Regional Lessons

Passage of Restoration Measure Offers Useful Regional Lessons Measure AA campaign organizers crafted a message that resonated with voters The Bay Area made history in June 2016 by passing Measure AA, a wetland restoration parcel tax and the first ballo …

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A Diverse Electoral Landscape

In the upcoming November election, measures that support urban growth boundaries — or UGBs, which separate urban areas from surrounding natural and agricultural lands — will be on the ballot in a number of Bay Area cities. The cities of Gilroy and Cota …

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Ballot Box Traffic Jam

Ballots across the Bay Area will be featuring a plethora of transportation funding measures this November.                       The November ballot is significant for Bay Area transportation. Big …

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Election 2016 Voter Resources

Election 2016 Voter Resources Be prepared for the November 8 election. The deadline to register to vote in California for the November 8 election is October 24. The California Secretary of State provides online registration at www.registertovote.ca.gov …

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