As the world continues to grapple with the devastating impacts from COVID-19, local government agencies are finding ways to help local businesses survive while still complying with the complex maze of regulatory requirements. As just one example, many cities and counties are permitting restaurants and other businesses to offer outdoor dining and other services, including granting permits to operate on the public sidewalk or in streets. However, in some cases, while those outdoor operations may benefit some businesses, other businesses are complaining about the resulting ...
According to an article in the Desert Sun, CVAG OKs plan to help fund passenger rail, the Coachella Valley Association of Governments ("CVAG") recently approved an agreement with the Riverside County Transportation Commission for a new rail fund that will devote a portion of local transportation funds to expanding passenger rail service. It will likely take at least a year before the agencies are able to report on possible station locations and schedules, but the long-term plan is to have connections through the valley with Los Angeles.
A prior study proposed stops in three cities ...
In U.S. politics, mudslinging -- or negative political campaigning -- is "as American as Mississippi mud." Just recently, I'm sure everyone recalls the heated back-and-forth between Governor Brown and Meg Whitman. Usually, the attacks die down after the election is over. And rarely do the attacks center on eminent domain issues.
That brings us to Palm Springs. Mayor Steve Pougnet unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Representative Mary Bono Mack for the 45th Congressional District in November. Months after the election, the debate continues between the two.
According to a recent ...
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