The “Mile Marker” report shows Caltrans needs to improve in areas like safety, mobility, environmental sustainability and maintain existing roadways instead of building out.
A recent independent audit had criticized Caltrans for failing to move quickly enough on green house gas mitigation.
State Senator Mark Desaulnier recently authored legislation to bring more transparency to Caltrans. He says the Mile Marker is a good start toward changing the management culture.
“It’s insular,” says DeSaulnier. “It’s not very transparent at all. It doesn’t realize as an institution who it works for.”
The Mile Marker report says Caltrans has met four of its 15 performance measures this quarter. The report also says Caltrans is making progress on 13 of the 15.
All smartphone and mobile devices sold in California would have to come equipped with an anti-theft kill switch under a bill now in the legislature.
Citing the need to restore public trust in the California legislature, Senate Democrats today announced new legislation meant to reduce the influence of lobbyists at the Capitol.
The present cost of health and dental benefits expected to be paid to future and current California retirees is growing. It’s now $64 billion.
The California Secretary of State’s office would become non-partisan under a state lawmaker’s proposed constitutional amendment
There’s a bit more progress in the delicate dance of reaching a deal on a new California water bond proposal that would replace the $11 billion bond currently on the November ballot. But a deal – if any – is still months away.