Monday, February 24, 2020

High-Speed Rail Authority issues draft 2020 business plan for public review and input

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority last week issued its Draft 2020 Business Plan for public review and comment. The Draft 2020 business plan affirms the...

Travel trailers delivered to south Los Angeles as part of emergency state action on...

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Continuing the state’s emergency response to the homelessness crisis, Caltrans recently delivered 10 travel trailers to a site in South Los Angeles to provide temporary...

San Francisco mayor proposes ballot measure aimed at streamlining approvals for affordable housing projects

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed says Affordable Homes Now, a ballot measure for November 2020 would streamline the approval for 100 percent affordable housing...

Electric is the only way to go for renovated and new public buildings in...

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New or renovated government buildings in San Francisco - including libraries, community centers and office space will have to go all electric under a...
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Disaster team heading to Puerto Rico after devastating earthquakes

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In the aftermath of another large magnitude earthquake this morning in Puerto Rico, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the deployment of 35 disaster specialists...
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WSTA challenges Assembly Bill 5 especially for construction truckers

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The Western States Trucking Association (WSTA) has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a construction-trucking-specific provision of California’s already controversial Assembly Bill 5,...

Southern California Partnership For Jobs releases video documentary series that supports SB1 projects

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The Southern California Partnership for Jobs (SCPFJ) has released a video documentary series highlighting videos that depict SB1 infrastructure projects in process in Southern...
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California Contractors State Licensing Board prepares emergency fee increases as it fears insolvency

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The California Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB) is preparing to vote on an emergency renewal licensing fee increase because of mounting losses that threaten...
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San Francisco considers more than doubling office development fees: Associations object

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s Land Use Committee has voted 2-1 to more than double fees on new office development, potentially scaring away...

Newsom and organized labor face off over safety appointment, prevailing wage legisltion

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California’s building trades unions are running digital ads all but accusing Gov. Gavin Newsom of ignoring the deaths of blue collar workers, indicating a widening...
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Los Angeles Department of Transportation places largest single order for electric buses in U.S....

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The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has placed the largest single order for electric buses in U.S. history. “The clean transportation revolution is not...

SpaceX revives plan to develop launch vehicle manufacturing facility at the Port of Los...

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SpaceX has revived plans to develop a launch vehicle manufacturing facility at the Port of Los Angeles, a little more than a year after...

BANA & Me Inc. releases new project management platform with social media concept

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BANA & Me Inc. recently released its new project management platform developed to integrate the entire construction team into one cloud-based location. The BLACK BOX...