CA Gov. Newsom plans to invest billions into green infrastructure, transportation projects

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Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín said a key goal of the governor's $9.1 billion investments is to reduce public reliance on cars by increasing accessibility to alternative transportation methods such as walking, biking and public transportation.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans to invest $9.1 billion in climate-friendly transportation and infrastructure projects in a press release Thursday.
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Cities were built to be scalable systems. They weren’t modeled for thousands of underpaid drivers to “pick up Divya and drop off Varsha next” all day.
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Public lands may be key to solving Bay Area housing crisis

Authored by San Francisco state Assemblymember David Chiu, AB 2923 allows BART to streamline the planning and construction of housing projects on its property. And as contentious as the politics around this legislation may have been, its eventual enactment underscores a growing seriousness of purpose around the Bay Area about bringing real solutions to the region’s housing crisis to the fore.
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