When Citi Bike is introduced in New York on Monday, it will resemble a sort of cycling stew — bulky bikes to match the behemoths of London, a pricing model that resembles Washington’s and pliable station hardware borrowed from Montreal. . . . Critics in Washington have accused the program there of becoming a subsidy [...]
Category Archive: 'Infrastructure Justice'
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Mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti are committed to goals and principles that help protect equal opportunity for all, and create a prosperous future in an increasingly diverse city. In response to a letter from diverse allies, each is committed to local green jobs, physical education and healthy foods in public schools, equal access [...]
Thousands of furloughed employees, threats to the federal firefighting workforce, and possible closures at parks. All that and more was detailed in a memo obtained by SoCal Wanderer and sent to 76,000 federal employees under Secretary Ken Salazar this weekend [read it at KCET]. At issue is sequestration, unpopular across-the-board cuts that were postponed during [...]
KCET continues its series of columns on National Parks and the impact of federal budget cuts on jobs, justice, and health: Sequester May Mean Huge Cuts For California’s National Parks If You Want Jobs and Justice, Keep Our National Parks Open, Bringing the San Gabriel Mountains Closer to the People, Santa Monica Mountains for All: Expanding [...]
Audit: State Parks “had no way of knowing how much the state would have saved by closing 70 parks last year”Friday, February 15th, 2013
The City Project and diverse allies have long fought to keep California state parks for all. We stand ready to work with General Anthony Jackson, the new Director of California Department of Parks and Recreation, to restore public trust in the Department. According to the Associated Press: The Department of Parks and Recreation does not [...]
General Anthony Jackson (right), Director of California Department of Parks and Recreation, discusses green access, community health, and equal justice with The City Project’s Robert García (left). Photo by City Project Board Member Tom Hayden. The City Project provided recommendations for working together on green space and equal justice with General Jackson on January 23, [...]
Environmental Justice for All: Struggle in Baldwin Hills and South Central Los Angeles, Journal of Poverty Law and PolicyThursday, January 17th, 2013
The City Project’s article on Environmental Justice for All: Struggle in Baldwin Hills and South Central Los Angeles appears in the Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy (Nov/Dec 2012). The Baldwin Hills and South Central Los Angeles constitute the historic heart of African American Los Angeles. . . . These communities have long strived [...]
Paul Krugman N.Y. Times: The reality is that President Obama has made huge concessions. He has already cut spending sharply, and has now offered additional big spending cuts, including a cut in Social Security benefits, while signaling his willingness to retain many of the Bush tax cuts, even for people with very high incomes. Taken [...]