The annual homeless count in Contra Costa County has begun. Workers and volunteers traipsed through brush and visited transients on the streets, encampments and at shelters to get an accurate tally of how many people may be in need of resources.
Oakland, Calif. (KTVU/Candice Nguyen) - BART's new “Fleet of the Future” was supposed to be the biggest public transit remedy seen in years to address the Bay Area gridlock. Instead, 2 Investigates discovered that the multi-billion dollar project -- described as a “slow motion train wreck” by one lawmaker -- is facing more delays, missed deadlines, and undelivered promises by Canadian supplier Bombardier.
Senator Glazer authored the language for BART oversight
The state Senate passed legislation on Sept. 14 that will give Bay Area voters a chance to create an independent inspector general for BART to hold the sprawling transit district accountable for its spending, service to riders, and timely delivery of capital projects. East Bay Times Columnist Gary Peterson has his take here.
State Assemblywoman Catharine Baker and Senator Steve Glazer set example for rest of country
We need to bridge this partisanship divide in Washington and in our State Capitol. These joint town hall meetings with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker and me are genuine conversations about the issues of the day in a bipartisan way.
The California bank refused to appear before Sen. Glazer's Banking Committee
When Wells Fargo refused to appear before my Senate Banking & Financial Institutions panel to answer questions about their scandal, they reminded me of another bad corporate actor: Enron, the last corporation that refused to testify at a Legislative committee.
The Wells Fargo fraud has resulted in $185 million in penalties so far. But has the Bank taken steps to hold those accountable? My hearing of the Senate Banking Committee yesterday revealed that over 480 Branch Managers were also fired for engaging in illegal behavior.