Governor Brown didn't mince words. The decision to "weaken emission standards in cars is an unconscionable gift to polluters," he wrote. "Once again, you’ve put the interests of big oil ahead of clean air and politics ahead of science."
This statewide bike and pedestrian plan should also rightfully serve as the underpinning for local and regional bike and pedestrian plans, and for that reason alone needs to be a strong statement about the relevance and importance of encouraging these active modes of transportation.
Governor Brown's budget proposal explicitly states that money for affordable housing will not come out of the State’s General Fund and no new funding sources will be available without significant reform to local laws that currently stand in the way of housing growth