Almost Daily Briefing
News Roundup for #LoveLafayette
Stepping Down as Lafayette's Mayor, Cam Burks To Remain on City Council -At the conclusion of last night’s Lafayette City Council meeting, Mayor Cam Burks announced that he would be stepping down as mayor, effective April 20. He will, however, remain on the Council for the rest of his term. (City of Lafayette)
East Bay Democrat Eric Swalwell Joins 2020 Presidential Field -Has represented parts of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties since 2013. (KQED)
Study: Contra Costa Community College District Positively Impacts its Region -According to a new study by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), the value of the Contra Costa Community College District. (Community College News Now)
Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office Commemorates National Crime Victims' Rights Week -The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will be presenting a proclamation in recognition of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. (EastCountyToday)
Hayward mayor says she failed to control raucous meeting last month, offers new rules -The atmosphere inside the Hayward City Council chambers last Mar. 19 was unlike any public meeting in recent memory, Mayor Barbara Halliday said last week. (EB Citizen)
Recent disasters in California have highlighted troubling shortfalls, differences and inconsistencies among various alert and warning programs.” Officials are trying to fix that. (The Los Angeles Times)
Beverly Hills and 24 other local governments have sued the state over a rule that allows home marijuana deliveries statewide, even in communities that have kept out storefronts. (The Associated Press)
HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND CITY PLANNING
SF Supervisors opposing SB 50 say they only support “100% affordable housing. But such housing is illegal in most of SF. It also ignores middle-class housing needs. Why is “progressive” SF pricing out a new generation of workers and forcing them into long, greenhouse-gas causing car commutes? (BeyondChron)
SB50 Will Make Housing Development More Profitable Here, Terner Center Study Says -If Senate Bill 50 passes, a developer building a four-story apartment building in Menlo Park would net 3.5 times more profit than would a developer building a similar building in East Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood, according to a new UC-Berkeley report on state Sen. Scott Wiener's housing bill. Interactive map here. (Palo Alto Daily Post)
The Political Battle Over California's Suburban Dream -State Senator Scott Wiener's SB 50 would rewrite the state's single-family zoning codes. What's wrong with that? A lot, say opponents. (CityLab)
Last Major SF Transbay Tower, Affordable Housing at Risk of Delays -A Transbay district tower that would fund more than 300 affordable housing units at no cost to the city could be held up for years, a potential victim of San Francisco's cap on the approval of new office space and the flood of big South of Market projects lining up for permits. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Affordable Housing in Mountain View to Be Demolished after City Council Vote -Fifty-nine rent-controlled housing units will be sold and demolished to make way for market-rate townhomes in Mountain View. Another 20 rent-controlled units nearby will also be demolished and replaced by market-rate housing. (KRON)
To Meet State Mandates, Santa Barbara Must Build 3,083 New Housing Units by 2023 -Caught between onerous California requirements and hardening slow-growth sentiment locally, city struggles to chart path forward. (Noozhawk)
Taxpayers Group hosts CalPERS update -Members of the Central Solano Citizens/Taxpayer Group meet at noon on Friday with an update on CalPERS and how it affects taxpayers. (Fairfield Daily Republic)
CalPERS Investment Committee Rejects Tobacco Reinvestment Again -The investment committee of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has rejected a proposal for the largest US retirement system. (Chief Investment Officer)
Head of California Air National Guard removed amid allegations of cover-up and retaliation… Story.
Teach For America — except for California…Story.
A super bloom is exploding a five-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area… Story.
BART extension: It's complicated…Story.
THAT OTHER LAFAYETTE
New disc golf course coming to Lafayette -Lafayette will soon be getting a new disc golf course, the mayor said.
Robocallers will never be defeated. Even the most ambitious plans only aim to get the nuisance spam calls to a “manageable level.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Lafayette Mayor Cam Burks announced at last night’s Council meeting that he will be stepping down as mayor. He will remain as a councilmember, however. See Top Story, above. (Photo: City of Lafayette)
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