This November, Californians will vote on Proposition 10, a ballot initiative that seeks to repeal the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act of 1995. If passed, it promises to have far-reaching impacts on California’s real estate markets and economy.
Delivery trucks take up space on already crowded roads and idle in parking spots and loading bays. And if no one is available to sign for a package, the process has to start all over again. Parcel lockers that aren’t owned by a specific company, such as Amazon, could alleviate the strain, providing truck drivers with one location to drop off their packages the first time.
Steven Malanga and Dan DiSalvo join John Stossel to talk about America’s underfunded government-pension systems—the costs of which are consuming larger portions of state and city tax revenues, squeezing budgets, and limiting vital public services. Steve Kreisberg of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the nation’s largest government-employees union, also joins the conversation.
A study prepared for Up for Growth (a housing advocacy group) by ECONorthwest looks at various scenarios for future development in the Portland metropolitan area showing that denser urban neighborhoods generate far fewer vehicle miles of travel per resident than do more remote, lower density suburban neighborhoods. Hat tip to Shannon Gaffney of SkB Architects for finding this.