Sustainability, civic engagement and online publishing are the major topics explored on Sunroom Desk, today celebrating seven years since its launch in October 2008! This post reviews regional transportation policy highlights from 2008 to 2015.
I placed Sunroom Desk online just as the 2008 financial crisis hit, and real estate and construction went dormant in Glendale and across the nation. My first post was a reflection on the large number of Halloween costume shops temporarily occupying vacant retail spaces in downtown Glendale. Five years later…this […]
Go to free events with exhibitors, pay 50 cents for a Glendale public works reusable bag, or take advantage of retailer promotions and pretty soon the bags accumulate. I got one free from the local Ralphs store last week because my purchase totaled more than $20. Glendale’s plastic bag ban […]
“It’s like throwing a sponge into the ocean!” said LA mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti, referring to the Sepulveda Pass freeway expansion. He spoke at the Urban Land Institute’s FutureBuild plenary session on the state of transportation and transit oriented development in Southern California. The comment could be just as easily […]
Introduced as the man who “literally changed the retail landscape in Southern California,“ Rick Caruso opened a recent Urban Land Institute conference with thoughts on the economics of sustainable development. Up next, Mayor Bill Bogaard talked about milestones in Pasadena’s Green City Action Plan. Caruso noted he hasn’t been successful […]
Los Angeles CD7 candidates to be grilled on Verdugo Hills Golf Course February 2.
I-710 plan will widen freeway, allow more trucks. Sept 28 deadline for comments.
Documentary Mother: Caring for 7 Billion in Pasadena and Glendale.
Glendale Bicycle Transportation Plan and Greener Glendale Community Plan before city council March 27.
Glendale Public Works to re-evaluate parkway trees, consider removal options, hold community forum – email from Steve Zurn.