Doing business in California costs 19% more

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Doing business in California is much more expensive than in other states, according to a recently released report. The California Foundation for Commerce and Education (CFCE), has found that “California businesses on the average have 19% higher operating costs per job than businesses in the rest of the country . . . ” CFCE findings […]

Richmond imitates Chicago

Team Richmond 2014.

Recently I wrote about the corruption that will come as a result of the City of Richmond extortion of Chevron to fund dozens of questionable social service programs. Luck has it that the Wall Street Journal recently ran an article on a similar program in the City of Chicago. That’s right, Richmond, the Chicago of […]

Adam Foster favors bike and pedestrian byways

Bicycle paths in Barcelona

It was a relatively routine evening for the Concord City Council on April 8th 2014. During the public comment period community activists of all political persuasions gave their recommendations on saving the world including the place they called home. Among them could be found Adam Foster, who works by day in the Planning Division for […]

Doctors Medical Center announces service cuts effective Aug 12

Union files complaint over closure of Doctors Hospital

Doctors Medical Center (DMC), located in San Pablo, CA, said it will detail upcoming service cuts at its next meeting with the West Contra Costa Healthcare District (Tuesday, August 5). Ambulances will be diverted to other facilities beginning August 12, in addition to the closure of that facilities cardiac unit, and reduction of patient beds […]

Concord City Council votes to extend Measure Q sales tax

City of Concord votes to extend Measure Q

Last night, the Concord City Council approved placing the City of Concord Essential Services Measure, also known as the Measure Q Continuation Measure, on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot to protect and maintain local city services. Measure Q was adopted by Concord voters in 2010 to protect and maintain vital services. Funding from Measure Q […]

Orinda being wrecked by Centralized Planning

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The buzz words are familiar: Communism; five-year plans; the Soviet Union; and totalitarianism. These words evoke a common idea: a disease called Centralized Planning. The San Francisco Bay Area (much of the rest of America) has succumbed the malady of Centralized Planning. One need only visit Orinda, California, a small city in Contra Costa County, […]

AB 155 threatens local control of public works projects in California

AB 155 threatens local control of construction projects

The election year promise is very pervasive. Have you ever heard of a politician say he or she is opposed to “local control?” Neither have I. However, a bill currently making its way through the State Legislature, AB 155, would do just that, setting a dangerous precedent that would paralyze local governments and politicize public works […]

Orinda City Council must go

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In April 1653 Oliver Cromwell, told the English Parliament, “You have been sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!” The same must be said for the Orinda City Council! Cromwell’s words are applicable to the […]