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Rendering of transit-oriented development
Joshua Stark Headshot
06/25/2020
In this blog post, TransForm is going to take a surprising angle to support SB 743 — a seven year-old law that has yet to be implemented, which will fix a warped interpretation of California’s...
Paratransit passenger and driver
Joshua Stark Headshot
03/27/2020
Before talking about how to address transit’s emergency in light of COVID-19, we must first be very clear: do not take transit unless you absolutely must for your essential needs or for your...
Rendering of Agrihood Senior Projects in Santa Clara, a GreenTRIP Certified develompent
Joshua Stark Headshot
02/14/2020
A powerful solution to California’s housing affordability crisis should do at least two things: reform zoning restrictions to allow for more housing density near transit, and ease the intense...
Empty capitol - by Amy the Nurse on Flickr
Joshua Stark Headshot
11/12/2019
Our housing crisis has been a crisis for years now, but 2019 was the first year we saw anything approaching the level of activity in the capitol needed to address it. This is a big shift in the right...
Mayfair housing development rendering
05/17/2019
Yesterday, SB 50 was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee until 2020. It was all over the news. The Governor registered his disappointment (though he hadn’t endorsed the bill previously)....
Governor Brown and his dog looking out over his ranch. URL: https://twitter.com/JerryBrownGov/status/1082384008539828224
Joshua Stark Headshot
01/10/2019
What a ride! Jerry Brown, California’s longest-serving governor, officially ended his tenure on Monday. With a paradoxical combination of boldness and pragmatism, progressive vision and fiscal...
woman on bike share with the words, thank you for voting for healthy, connected communities
11/09/2018
This post has been updated to reflect the passage of Measure W, which was still up in the air when the original post was published. The November 2018 election was a big one for transportation and...
State capitol and bus
Joshua Stark Headshot
10/09/2018
With the end of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session comes the end of an era. Governor Brown, California’s longest serving and perhaps most influential governor ever, recently signed hundreds of bills...
sign saying "affordable housing now"
Pedro's headshot
09/19/2018
I work on affordable housing issues with the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California. But you don’t have to work on housing issues professionally to be concerned about the state’s...
Vote November 6!
09/19/2018
When you look at the measures on the ballot in the Bay Area and statewide this November, you’ll see two big themes — transportation and housing. No coincidence, these are arguably the two biggest...

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