Rage Against the Bike: Why Cyclists Run Stop Signs

September 17, 2008

Sharing the Road

As cyclists, we’re often surprised at how many of the non-cyclists we meet consider themselves experts on cycling safety. Read the rest of this entry »


More Impact Fee Antics

April 8, 2008

We wrote in February about the City of Salinas trying to kill Monterey County’s long overdue regional development impact fee by linking it to the (highly unlikely) passage of a transportation sales tax measure. Since then, things have only gotten stranger Read the rest of this entry »


More Dark Days for TAMC’s Sales Tax

February 29, 2008

Only a few days ago, we pointed out how the Transportation Agency of Monterey County (TAMC) is driving their campaign bandwagon off course and why their chances of actually passing a transportation sales tax measure in November are diminishing.

We noted that transportation sales tax measures too heavily focused on road projects are failing at the polls and deplored TAMC’s short-sightedness in deleting rail funding from their measure at the ill-considered request of the Farm Bureau.

Now, a new battle over linking a regional development impact fee to the passage of the measure threatens to send TAMC’s plans completely into the ditch. Read the rest of this entry »


Raise High the Sales Tax, Road Builders

February 26, 2008

The Transportation Agency of Monterey County (TAMC) is nothing if not persistent. Although efforts to raise the sales tax to pay for transportation projects were rejected by County voters in 1992, 1998 and, most recently, in 2006, they are once again preparing a sales tax measure for the ballot. Today we take a look at what it takes to win a transportation sales tax election and at how TAMC’s current effort has headed off the tracks. Read the rest of this entry »