Thank you for your March 7 article “Parcel taxes go front and center” that described efforts of local municipalities to tax commercial properties more than residential property in order to mitigate the distortions between residential and commercial property taxes caused by Proposition 13.
Readers may be interested to know that prior to Prop 13,
“Clearly, Gov. Brown is adamant about rewriting the California Environmental Quality Act. But why? What’s he got against CEQA? Other than developers, who is he scoring points with?”
It’s the economy, stupid!
He is scoring points with those people that feel environmental regulation has become unreasonable in some areas. His experience as Mayor of
I write in response to your report of February 5, “UC Students Dig Deep to Stay Afloat,” which painted a deeply skewed and inaccurate picture of the University of California.
It is true that in our efforts to emerge intact from one of the worst recessions in California’s history, UC was forced to
“A perky Jerry Brown delivered his State of the State Address today. He targeted the education bureaucracy, extolled the virtues of teachers and said overhauling environmental regulation is necessary. Your thoughts?
More notable is that a California governor intentionally quoted Oliver Wendell Holmes, Genesis, FDR, Montaigne, William Butler Yeats, paraphrased Aristotle and described the diet
“Will the Democrats’ super-majorities really make a difference in the Capitol?”
The super-majorities have the greatest impact on shifting the legislation-blocking role away from Republicans and toward the Moderate Democrats. Or put another way, the new Dem supermajority and emboldened Dem governor can now do absolutely anything that Moderates Lou Correa and Michael Rubio will vote
On the issue of off-reservation casinos
So what’s wrong with a last-minute deal?
Looking at government reform
Affirming critical role of petroleum in California’s economy
Looking toward the end of session hysteria