New bill would limit sky-high fees that enrich utilities at the expense of ratepayers, but legislators may need a push, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo says.
In the conservation effort to protect 30% of land and ocean by the year 2030, we need to include diverse communities in policy discussions, says advocate Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš.
Responding with half-measures will only feed worsening drought, heat waves and firestorms; state leaders must support SB 582, two activists say.
The number of Californians 65 years and older is projected to double over the next 25 years, while becoming increasingly diverse, two senior advocates say.
California’s Constitution gives the attorney general power to supervise district attorneys and to investigate cops who act with impunity, policy consultant Jim Gonzalez says.
Why can’t California utilize prescribed burns that everyone knows are key to restoring biodiversity and resilience, journalist Jane Braxton Little says.
We need state water regulators to avoid repeating the mistakes of the last drought that hurt salmon fishermen, and women, says John McManus, president of the Golden State Salmon Association.
Streamlined regulatory processes for ecosystem restoration in California will be critical to growing green jobs and meeting environmental goals, says Ashley Boren, CEO of Sustainable Conservation.
California lawmakers should provide immunity to restaurants and businesses to preempt civil liability for COVID-related claims, restaurateur Andrew Gruel says.
A clear path with strong mile markers will get us to our destination: stable, affordable homes for all in inclusive communities.
It is time for California’s leaders to take bold action to improve the health of our soils, which would improve water storage capacity, two climate advocates say.
We need to consider the small businesses and employers that have been impacted by the enactment of AB 5 and COVID-19, tax specialist Manuel Cosme Jr. says.
If local governments are to be the foundation of a strong recovery, they need support that goes beyond plugging budgetary holes.
Here’s why investing in programs to promote post-secondary education is necessary to meet California’s future workforce needs, says Julian Cañete, president and CEO of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.
As the California Energy Commission prepares a building code update, a debate rages about all-electric homes vs. natural gas, says Tim Kohut, director of sustainable design at National Community Renaissance, an affordable housing developer.
We must find a way to ensure that those in hard hit communities of color do not get lost in the vaccine prioritization process, says Dr. Richard Seidman, chief medical officer of L.A. Care Health Plan.
We are a group of elected leaders who arrived at the same conclusion: Government too often does not work for the people we represent.
The move to renewables isn’t just about fighting climate change, it’s about stopping energy pollution in low-income communities, former Assembly member V. Manuel Perez says.
Without sufficient financial aid, I face the risk of dropping out of UC Santa Cruz due to the lack of affordable housing, UC student Ruby Portillo says.
The Legislature must require polluting facilities to provide proof they can pay to clean up contamination during operations and upon closure, sociology professor Rebecca Overmyer-Velázquez says.
As California decarbonizes its grid and transportation, it can also decarbonize the industrial supply chain for solar energy, two industry leaders say.
Despite Prop. 15’s defeat, Californians can still hold big business accountable: Fair tax reform can address the growing inequality in the state, former tech executive Karen Edwards says.