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Sacto Dems Dump Prop. 13 Reforms

November 5, 2021

November 5, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist For more than 40 years, Democrats in Sacramento have talked fervently about reforming the 1978 Proposition...

Low-Cost Housing? State Keeps Ignoring the New Realities

July 6, 2021

July 6, 2021

From Sacramento comes word that the median price for a single-family home in California skyrocketed by 24 percent over less...

Is Permanent Housing the Real Homeless Solution?

June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

The ultimate goal of city and county agencies trying to solve California’s homeless problem is to get this transient populace...

Cities Chip Away at R-1 Zoning

April 11, 2021

April 11, 2021

It’s become like a rite of spring: Every year, state legislators reject the most radical of many proposals set forward...

Column: Would Prop. 20 Help Against Wildfires, Crime?

October 16, 2020

October 16, 2020

Anyone examining the unintended consequences of California’s many past ballot propositions cannot possibly ignore what was accomplished by the 2014...

More Visitors Needed to Stem COVID in Nursing Homes

October 6, 2020

October 6, 2020

More than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, no one has done much to stop the near-constant toll the coronavirus...

Worst Housing Bills Fail; Solution via Market Forces Now Possible

September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist Evidence keeps mounting that California’s longtime housing shortage can be solved by market forces set loose...

Has Coronavirus Killed the Mass Transit Boom?

August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020

For most of the last 30 years, California saw a mass transit boom stretching from San Diego to Los Angeles...

Virus Proving How Disastrous SB 50 Could Have Been

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

As Californians shelter at home, eagerly awaiting the eventual reopening of myriad businesses and hoping for the quick rehire of...

Column: Newsom Loses Transparency, Unity It Brought

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

Californians have shown with great clarity during the coronavirus pandemic that if they’re convinced something needs to be done, they’ll...