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Please Take and Share this Survey on Post-fires Housing Needs in the North Bay

The North Bay along with the rest of the San Francisco/Silicon Valley Bay Area is experiencing a housing affordability crisis that is negatively impacting families and their employers.  The catastrophic fires of 2017 exacerbated this situation by destroying thousands of homes.  While some of the initial immediate post disaster relief work has been completed, rebuilding […]

All of us would benefit from more workforce housing

The need for workforce housing in Marin County is demonstrable, pressing and clear. While there are many reasons why workforce housing is needed, the impact on the economic future of Marin is one of the most compelling. While others try to sort out traffic numbers and percentages of commuters coming from outside of Marin, Marin […]

Pessimism Porn Redux

In our Policy Watch from March 2009, we wrote about the dangers of Pessimism Porn during the recession.  We said, “Are you obsessing over the bad economic news, unable to leave your PC as you cruise the Internet searching for more tales of downturns, layoffs and financial failures?  Is it hard for you to put […]

NBLC Endorsements — Vote on June 5th!

The June Primary is on June 5th.  Please remember to vote in this important election. NBLC urges you to VOTE YES on: Regional Measure 3 (RM3):   If you want to see the Narrows finally widened, after decades of trying, please vote “Yes” on Regional Measure 3.  Your “Yes” vote will also fund these local projects, […]

NBLC supports government offices consolidating in downtown Santa Rosa

Sonoma County leaders are poised to move forward Tuesday with a yearslong effort to redevelop their aging and sprawling north Santa Rosa government campus, a measure that could make room for at least 1,400 housing units. The Board of Supervisors will consider directing county staff members to gauge developers’ interest in building a consolidated 500,000-square-foot […]

Future blend: Community-supported high-tech learning could save workers stranded by technology

Sonoma County is like California in a bottle. Many of the issues that are confronting other regions and the state overall are fermenting in conversations like the one this week at the North Bay Builders Exchange. The organization of construction contractors – now preoccupied with rebuilding neighborhoods destroyed and damaged in the October firestorm – […]

Marin Employers Agitate for Novato Narrows Completion

Marin business leaders say completing the Novato Narrows widening is crucial for the economy of the North Bay and they hope new funding sources can see the project through. Sources of cash from a state gas tax increase and possible bridge toll increase made getting $250 million to finish the work a possibility. And Marin […]