Sen. Steve Glazer today proposed new legislation that would help Californians deal with some of the worst effects of power outages until PG&E and other utilities can ensure that they can keep the lights on during dangerous high-wind conditions.
PG&E has announced that they will be conducting a Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS) in Alameda and Contra Costa counties on Wednesday morning in response to weather conditions that are forecast for the East Bay from Wednesday 4:00 a.m. to Thursday 12:00 p.m.
The California Senate passed a bill last week to allow BART to develop housing on station parking lots it owns throughout the Bay Area. Supporters of AB 2923 say it could generate up to 20,000 residential units and alleviate commuter traffic.
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.
Visit this site to find projects currently underway in the 7th District, which includes paving crumbling roads, filling potholes, improving the safety of bridges and traffic congestion relief projects.