Monthly Archives: June 2017

Contra Costa Transportation Authority Issues Draft Environmental Impact Report for the 2017 Countywide Transportation Plan

As part of its work to update the Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP), the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) has released a Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for public review. CCTA is required by voter-approved County Measure J to prepare … Continue reading

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BART to offer customized station-by-station elevator alerts and new daily digest

Starting later this month, BART will roll out an improved elevator alert system that is customizable to include only the stations riders care about. Riders already are able to sign up for different kinds of advisories to be sent to … Continue reading

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Skills Mismatch and High Housing Costs Driving Jobs Slowdown

The Beacon Employment Report California’s job growth has continued to slow this month, according to an analysis released jointly by Beacon Economics and the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. Although the latest numbers from the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 06/25/17

The following links are just news items and opinions that pass my desk throughout the week. I don’t necessarily support or advocate any of the items, they are just interesting reads. Brentwood golf courses likely to consolidate – An ongoing … Continue reading

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Farms + Data: California’s farms are smaller than the US average, but they’re big on diversity – and productivity

From the California Department of Food and Agriculture California is America’s agricultural leader, providing $54 billion in crops and commodities in 2014. In a word, California’s farms are diverse. We grow approximately 400 crops and commodities, from almonds to zucchini. … Continue reading

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Share Your Thoughts on the Future of Transportation in Contra Costa County at a Public Open House!

The 2017 Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) provides the overall direction for achieving and maintaining a balanced and functional transportation system within Contra Costa County while strengthening links between land use decisions and transportation. It outlines the Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s … Continue reading

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The California Budget: A Primer

From California City News California lawmakers approved a $183.2 billion budget Thursday, an all-time record. Cal Matters has an excellent breakdown of California’s spending plan here. In the meantime, some highlights: EUCATION DOMINATES THE SPENDING PLAN Public schools command one-third … Continue reading

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