In The News

Stockton Rank’s 41 out of 221 US Metro Areas for Compact Growth

On Friday, April 4th, 2014 the Stockton Record Newspaper reported that the group Smart Growth America has released a report ranking cities according to their compactness and connectedness. Stockton ranked in fourth place for mid-sized metro areas and 41st out of all 221 US metro areas analyzed by the group. The article quotes the vice […]

San Francisco Gets Tough on Informal Rental Market

On Monday, April 7th, 2014 the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the City of San Francisco had started cracking down on the informal rental market. According to the article, people in the City who rent out space using services like Airbnb are receiving heavy fines from the City Planning Department. Others are facing eviction for […]

Riverbank Mayor Addresses Land Development in State of the City Speech

On Friday, February 14, 2014 the Modesto Bee Newspaper reported that Riverbank Mayor Richard O’Brien addressed land development issues in his recent “State of the City” speech. According to the article, the mayor mentioned the following specific land development issues: 1)      Expansion of the Crossroads Shopping Center to the east side of Oakdale Road. 2)      […]

Assemblywoman Susan Eggman Introduces Bill to Save Farmland

On Monday, February 24, 2014 the Stockton Record Newspaper reported that California Assemblywoman Susan Eggman had introduced a new legislative bill to help save Central Valley Farmland. AB1961 is entitled “The Farmland Strategy Act”. It requires that California Counties with large farmland resources to inventory their agricultural lands, describe their goals to preserve farmland, and […]

Stockton’s Bear Creek East Development Plans Put In Hibernation

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 the Stockton Record Newspaper reported that planning for the Bear Creek East subdivision in the northeast part of Stockton has been put on hold for at least 18 months. According to the articles, owners of the proposed development project were scheduled to ask the City Council to overturn a rejection […]

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Consider 25 Year Transportation Tax

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 the Modesto Bee Newspaper reported that the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors was listening to concerns by opponents of a proposed ½ % sales tax to fund transportation projects within the County over the next 25 years. According to the article, most of the tax would be used as a […]

Stanislaus County Council of Governments To Present Road Tax To Turlock City Council

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 the Modesto Bee Newspaper reported that the Stanislaus County Council of Governments (STANCOG) will discuss a proposed ½% sales tax to fund transportation projects with the City of Turlock. According to the article, the tax would raise 970 million dollars for transportation projects over the next 25 years. The tax […]

In The News: Modesto Junior College Plans for Expansion In Turlock

On Feburary 10, 2014 the Modesto Bee Newspaper reported that Yosemite Community College District is planning to purchase four (4) acres of land in Turlock for a future expansion of Modesto Junior College. The four (4) acre site is made up of four (4) parcels. The parcels will be purchased with Measure E bond money approved […]

In The News: New Flood Control Gates Headed To Folsom Dam

On February 10, 2014 the Sacramento Bee Newspaper reported that new steel flood control gates are headed for installation at Folsom Dam. According to the article the project to design and install the gates cost around a billion dollars and was funded with Federal tax dollars. The gates will double the level of flood protection […]

In The News: New Housing Complex Built At Highway 99 and Mariposa Road In Stockton

On February 9, 2014 the Stockton Record Newspaper reported that a new farm worker housing project is nearing completion near the intersection of Highway 99 and Mariposa Road in Stockton, California. The housing complex is scheduled to open in March and features 70 new housing units. According to the article, the builder of the complex, […]