California’s Transit Challenge

2020-06-02T15:47:52-07:00

California's Transit Expenditures are Failing Embarcadero Institute Board | February 2020 Even though transit expenses (operating and capital) increased steadily between 2014 and 2018, and even though more than a million new jobs were added in those same four years, transit ridership has continued to decline year over year. [...]

Housing-Impacted Bay Area Cities Keep Little of Their Own Taxes

2020-05-05T17:18:17-07:00

Housing-Impacted Bay Area Cities Keep Little of Their Own Taxes September 2019 San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties are at the epicenter of the housing affordability crisis in California. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has established State-wide housing needs with regional targets (RHNA* ) [...]

California’s 3.5 Million Housing Shortage Number Raises Questions

2020-06-03T09:29:13-07:00

California's 3.5 Million Housing Shortage Number Raises Questions Embarcadero Institute Board | July 2019 California has a housing shortage, and the State Legislature has called for construction of 3.5 million homes by 2025. However, how do we reliably determine how many homes California needs to build? The State number [...]