Thursday, May 23, 2019

Housing Transportation and Budget Gov. Newsom

Highlights from Governor Newsom's budget presentation made today:
  • $2 Billion for homeless and housing initiatives
  • Creation of housing targets for all California regions 
  • Withdraw transportation revenue from regions not building enough
  • Proponents say tie transportation funds to housing goals
  • Coupling transportation and housing gives local governments incentive
  • Middle class squeezed by housing costs
  • Unaffordable housing demands increasing density multi-use buildings
  • Democratic super majority will determine budget spending

For more summary or full interview see KPCC AirTalk interview here.  


Monday, May 6, 2019

May is Bike Month in Laguna

OCTA Bike to Work Month

It's the start of visitor season in Laguna Beach. With parking lots 10 and 11 under construction* now would be a good time to consider biking instead of driving. Pledge bike-to-work one day in May and you can win a bike from OCTA. To celebrate Bike Month OCTA is hosting a Bike Rally in Orange. Friday May 17 is National Bike to Work Day, here are tips to plan your bike commute.

Here is the Bike Rally RSVP.

Here is some Bike Safety Awareness.

Here is more information about the OCTA bike-on-bus, track your bike-miles with STRAVA.

*P-Lot 11 opens May 6, ready for oil stains.