State Legislation

Photo of protected bike lane on Telegraph Ave. in Oakland; photo credit, Dianne Yee
Joshua Stark Headshot
10/03/2019
If Governor Newsom is as serious about addressing climate change and keeping kids safe as he says he is, he’s got to sign SB 127, the Complete Streets for Active Living bill. Authored by Senator...
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)....
woman biking in protected bike lane, text calls on California state senators to support SB 526
Joshua Stark Headshot
05/09/2019
For all its climate leadership, California has a massive blind spot that could very well lead our climate action efforts to fail: Roads. Why should roads — or more specifically, road spending — be...
Sacramento Capitol Building
Joshua Stark Headshot
03/29/2019
Updated April 18, 2019 with several additional bills TransForm supports. If we have one word to sum up California’s new Governor and Legislature, it is “bold.” That shouldn’t surprise anyone. It’s...
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...
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...
gavel and legislation
04/10/2018
Update: On April 17, SB 827 died in the Assembly Transportation and Housing committee. We expect new bills in the next legislative session will attempt to address the same issues, and we are hoping...
Housing near Caltrain - photo credit Mark Kahn
03/29/2018
Update: On April 9, 2018, Senator Wiener announced new amendments to SB 827 that address some of the concerns outlined in this post. See our follow-up post from April 10, SB 827 Moves in the Right...
jerry brown at podium
Joshua Stark Headshot
01/11/2018
Yesterday Governor Brown unveiled his proposed 2018 budget. It is a sprawling document (here’s the 272-page summary), with the Governor’s patented prudence throughout (including a cute lavender piggy...
Bus in front of Sacramento capital building
Joshua Stark Headshot
11/15/2017
What a ride! This year the California Legislature passed some of the largest and most aggressive bills in state history, addressing our most pressing issues. From massive amounts of transportation...

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