"...Schwarzenegger's steadfast refusal to re-examine how schools are funded or to raise taxes means that important programs will be eliminated, and that the losses will disproportionately fall on poorer districts. A recent Los Angeles Times editorial said of the budget, 'the only losers, aside from California's future, are cities, counties and local schools, which were fleeced in return for promises of future protection.'"
What's Up With Lack of Bids On Alameda?
"The new Alameda library project should offer the stuff contractors dream of: a high-profile location in the glamorous San Francisco Bay Area and a fairly handsome $24 million budget, $15.5 million of that for construction.
But only one construction company has bid, according to those working on the project. And the sole bidder, S.J. Amoroso Construction, came in about $5 million over budget."
I don't know if anyone noticed, but I have not posted anything for a about a month. I woke up early this morning and decided to rectify that. Now that the California budget is resolved (not in an optimal manner), perhaps we can just get on with life. Actually, that's already happening and I notice that some frozen positions are getting filled.
I put InfoPeoples's new blog on the list of local weblogs today and will be adding more content soon.