Official suspected of embezzling $1.3 million resigns from agency

SF Gate | J.K. Dineen | posted: 1/31/2015 The Association of Bay Area Governments official suspected of embezzling $1.3 million has resigned from the agency, an ABAG spokesman has confirmed, although it’s unclear where he was when the resignation was tendered or whether he intends to cooperate with an investigation.…

Nearly $1 million in S.F. bond money vanishes

SF Gate | J.K. Dineen | posted: 1/27/2015 The developer of a Rincon Hill luxury high-rise complex near the entrance to the Bay Bridge may have ended up with nearly $1 million in bond money that the city planned to spend on park and pedestrian improvements South of Market, according…

A Simple Rhyme Warns: There’s Reason to Doubt Developer Consultant’s “No Toxic Risk” Marinwood Report

Citizen Marin Commentary | Susan Kirsch On 1/26/15, the Marin IJ published an article headlined “Marinwood Plaza analysis finds no toxic risk to wells, creek; ranchers unassuaged.” A new consulting firm conducts a new study and discovers there’s no problem! Complete article here. But on 3/29/14, the IJ reported that…

Citizens against more housing: Foster City residents upset with state mandates, considering citizens initiative for moratorium

Daily Journal | Samantha Weigel | posted: 1/14/2015 While San Mateo County cities prepare plans for growth to help address the area’s lack of housing, a group of Foster City residents want officials to consider a moratorium on such developments. The city is in the midst of updating its housing…

The City Starts Making Its Case in Grantville

Voice of San Diego | Andrew Keatts | posted: 1/16/2015 San Diego’s effort to remake industrial Grantville into an urban village of apartments, stores and offices, is coming up against a familiar foe: traffic. The years-in-the-making proposal is going forward after the city released late last month an environmental study…

What have elected representatives learned from 2014?

Marin IJ-Voice | Frank Egger | posted: 1/14/2015 Marin voters sent shock waves throughout Marin in 2014 — Damon Connolly’s win in the 1st Supervisorial District, Jill Hoffman’s city council win in Sausalito, Larry Bragman’s Marin Municipal Water District election in the San Geronimo and Ross valleys and Toni Shroyer’s…