Monthly Archives: September 2009

Overview of the California Energy Commission’s Power Plant Certification Process

The California Energy Commission (CEC) was created in 1974 pursuant to the Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act (Stats. 1974, ch. 276). The CEC consists of five members appointed by the Governor for staggered five-year terms, with one … Continue reading

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Measure J and Transportation Projects

Its Monday morning, you jump in the car, head west on Laurel get on the Highway 4 bypass, make the graceful 45 degree turn, and head west, glide under the Hillcrest overpass and then come to a complete stop just … Continue reading

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Zoning – How it effects you

Just reading the City’s zoning laws can either put you to sleep or drive you to the brink of pain with its technical jargon, confusing acronyms and symbols and legal double speak. What started in New York City in 1916 … Continue reading

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Planning for Roads in Oakley

Driving in and around Oakley puts one on that never-ending quest for driver nirvana: That secret combination of highways, back roads and side streets which allows you to travel from here to there unencumbered by traffic. Peace and tranquility abide. … Continue reading

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Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays – September fifteenth

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A Specific Plan for Downtown

The Oakley Downtown Specific Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is available for public review and comment. The review period begins September 10,2009 and ends on October 28,2009. The DEIR has been prepared to consider the potential environmental effects of … Continue reading

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Why Ride the Bus?

Individuals who ride public transportation can save on average $9,167 annually based on the August 7, 2009 national average gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate. “The Transit Savings Report” released monthly by the American Public Transportation Association … Continue reading

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