The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit has had a good week. Two major financial wins will give the system millions of dollars to come and its ridership continues to rebound, with two days seeing the highest ridership rates since COVID began.
Restrictive codes can severely limit housing development, but a new survey of mayors finds that few take them into account in their plans to address homelessness.
There's no question that a responsive, innovative government is more critical than ever. Here are some issues that are top of mind for state and local technology leaders as we take on the new year.
The California county has terminated its use of Dominion Voting Systems over widely debunked claims of mass voter fraud. The state only has three voting systems it allows its counties to use and it is unclear which one Shasta will select.
Due to the state Legislature’s rush to fix an oversight in a previously passed property tax reform package, the property tax rollback rate is higher than it should be, which could mean relief for taxpayers and millions less for localities.
The city has suggested the TIF district could help deliver $115 million to South Side’s housing, streets, parks, public transit, small-business assistance and more. But TIF districts take time before they start producing revenue.
In a 14-5 vote the Wisconsin capital’s City Council approved the creation of a “Transit-Oriented Development Overlay District” and includes some areas that have had, historically, predominantly single-family housing.
A study evaluated 79 cities for their minimum wages and ranked them. When the cost of living is included, Philly’s minimum wage came out to just $6.69 per hour.
Susheela Nemani-Stranger will take over as the Authority’s executive director. If approved, she will be the first woman and the first person of Indian descent to lead the economic development agency.
The $1.7 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government through Sept. 30 includes hundreds of payouts for New Jersey municipalities’ projects, the largest of which will build an overpass along County Road 539.
Kim Phuong Taylor, the wife of Woodbury County Supervisor Jeremy Taylor, was arrested on Jan. 12 for providing false information in registering and voting, as well as fraudulent registration and voting; she pleaded not guilty.
While they are disruptive for the lives of the affected workers, experts and economists argue that the layoffs don’t necessarily foreshadow economic collapse as the classic indicators of recession haven’t happened yet.
Former New York county elections commissioner Jason T. Schofield pleaded guilty to 12 counts of voter fraud charges, admitting to fraudulently filing absentee ballots in 2021. Schofield will be sentenced in May 2023.