Monthly Archives: April 2015

Oakley Receives Grant to Evaluate Traffic Flow Near Schools

The City of Oakley applied for and has received a Safe Routes to School Technical Assistance Grant by Contra Costa Transportation Authority of $15,000! This grant program is for municipalities to use for evaluating and identifying solutions to address traffic … Continue reading

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Brentwood’s Emergency Shelter Decision

In 2007, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 2 (SB 2) expanding the California Housing Accountability Act, to prohibit localities (cities and counties) from denying a proposal to build an emergency shelter, transitional housing or supportive housing if … Continue reading

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Brentwood’s Emergency Shelter Location

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. C.1 An ordinance approving a rezone (RZ 14-010) and associated Negative Declaration initiated by the City of Brentwood for a series of text amendments to the Municipal Code, which are necessary to carry out key … Continue reading

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If Bugs Took a Vacation

written by – Nick Condos, Director, CDFA Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services April has been designated as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month by the USDA I’m going to tick off a list of some popular reasons why … Continue reading

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Delta tunnels: Major changes to environmental restoration could endanger Brown’s water plan

By Paul Rogers progers@mercurynews.com © Copyright 2015, Bay Area News Group Gov. Jerry Brown has billed his $25 billion plan to build two massive tunnels under the Delta as a way to not just make it easier to move water … Continue reading

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Stand Up 4 Transportation

Today, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) will join more than 260 organizations in communities across the country to participate in the nationwide Stand Up 4 Transportation Day. This day of advocacy, sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), … Continue reading

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Water for Farms – a briefing by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

California’s farms face growing water management challenges California is an agricultural powerhouse—the nation’s largest farm state and a world market leader, with 2012 sales of $48 billion (Note – the California Agricultural Statistics Service reports $46.4 billion in farm receipts … Continue reading

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