California should mandate competitive bidding for government contracts

San Francisco Examiner » AB 1250  would require that counties make sure that they are saving the taxpayers money before they hire private outfits to provide public services. Lawmakers should pass it for a number of reasons.

2017-08-15T07:23:57+00:00 August 13th, 2017|California, Legislation, Privatization|

A portion of Highway 1 in Big Sur has reopened. Now what?

Los Angeles Times » A 35-mile stretch of Highway 1 has reopened to traffic after a winter-storm landslide cut it off. However, the reopened section is accessible only via an inland route and remains hemmed in by coastal highway closures north and south.

2017-08-11T11:15:34+00:00 August 11th, 2017|California, Highways|

An Unconventional New Captain for California’s Water Agency

News Deeply » California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Grant Davis as director of the state’s Department of Water Resources. Davis, 54, general manager of the Sonoma County Water Agency, brings an unusual resume to the job.

2017-08-11T08:04:26+00:00 July 24th, 2017|California, Water|

U.S. DOT awards TIFIA loan to I-15 Express Lanes project in Riverside County, Calif.

Roads & Bridges » The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced that the Build America Bureau will provide a $152.2 million TIFIA loan to the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), at 2.84% with a term of 35 years after substantial completion for the I-15 Express Lanes Corridor project.

2017-08-10T12:47:53+00:00 July 21st, 2017|California, Federal Programs|

VIDEO: See pouring of concrete as part of Oroville Dam spillway repair

The Sacramento Bee » Pumped concrete is being put down at Oroville Dam this week as part of the new concrete foundation and drainage system for the Lake Oroville flood control spillway.

2017-07-20T13:40:41+00:00 July 12th, 2017|California, Dams, Videos|
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