Lame-duck Controller Laura Chick elaborates in The Planning Report on her opposition to the solar measure on Tuesday's city ballot. From the interview:
Itís egregious to put something on the ballot and ask people to vote for it when it hasnít been properly vetted and the elected leadership says that they have unanswered questions.
Secondly, I find Measure B exceedingly confusing. I have so many unanswered basic questions. Why is it on the ballot in the first place? Why are we being asked to vote on this now before a really thoughtful plan is presented on how weíre going to achieve these solar energy goals? I choose, inevitably, to vote no on something that I donít find easily understandable or logical.
Also in the February TPR: An interview with new planning commissioner Sean Burton, a transcript of remarks about Downtown by CRA chief Cecilia Estolano, and Joel Kotkin talking about the fleeing middle class.