Category Archives: Government

California Discourages Building New Housing

Which is the only conclusion you can reach reading this story from City Journal about the mass of regulations housing developers face in California. An excerpt. Stories about the desperate living arrangements of highly compensated California tech workers sound like … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, Government

County Homeless Center Idea

The Sacramento Bee editorial comments on a good idea, but only serving 75 people hardly qualifies it as a serious move considering there are estimated between 2,000 to 3,000 homeless in the County, with only a few hundred or so … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Government & Water

A very interesting article in the Modesto Bee about the addictive intersection between the two. An excerpt. If you go to your doctor and ask for prescription pain relievers even after you’re no longer in pain, that probably makes you … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

$50 Billion Fix

That’s how much it is estimated to cost to get California safe from most floods, as reported by KOVR13. An excerpt. WASHINGTON (AP) – California faces an estimated $50 billion price tag for roads, dams and other infrastructure threatened by … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam

Jerry Brown’s Legacy?

One take is outlined in this article from New Geography. An excerpt. The cracks in the 50-year-old Oroville Dam, and the massive spillage and massive evacuations that followed, shed light on the true legacy of Jerry Brown. The governor, most … Continue reading

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Victor Davis Hanson on Oroville Dam

As a follow up to yesterday’s post on failed leadership around water policy, I present this article from the Los Angeles Times. An excerpt. A year ago, politicians and experts were predicting a near-permanent statewide drought, a “new normal” desert climate. … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Leadership Failure

It has been known for some time that public leadership in California has failed in maintaining the necessary water infrastructure needed for a growing population, and this article in the Sacramento Bee affirms that. An excerpt. After six years of … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water