Local groups sue National Park Service over e-bike rules

12/11/2019
Two local environmental groups joined a lawsuit filed last week against the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior over recent directives that opened up parklands nationwide for the use of electric bikes. The suit alleges that the agencies skipped necessary rule-making and environmental analysis steps, in violation...

Marin first to limit concrete emissions

12/11/2019
Marin broke ground last month with the passage of a new ordinance that regulates the production of concrete, a material whose manufacture results in an estimated 6 to 10 percent of global anthropogenic carbon emissions. The ordinance, the first of its kind nationwide, specifically sets new limits on the use...

Housing projects in motion will be first priority with Measure W funds

12/11/2019
The Board of Supervisors this week approved a framework that determines the way that funds generated by Measure W, which increased the transient occupancy tax, will be allocated for affordable housing in 2020. The funding priorities came from a nine-person working group selected by the county’s community development agency. For...

Future in flux for Kule Loklo roundhouse

12/11/2019
What should be done with the aging roundhouse at Kule Loklo? That question is at the center of a timely and nuanced dialogue between the National Park Service and regional Indian tribes about the best way to honor the park’s Native American heritage. The roundhouse, whose decaying rafters were taken...

Why Bolinas residents appealed the land trust's Overlook project

12/11/2019
The informal community group Mesa United in Support of Solutions for Equitable Land-Use, or MUSSEL, appealed the Bolinas Community Land Trust’s proposed development on Overlook Drive for two reasons. The first was to seek collaborative meetings between the two parties in hopes of creating a steering committee—the formation of which...