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Austin's Rail-or-Fail Vote Is Uniting Transit Supporters and Foes

July 24, 2014 Late in June, the Austin City Council endorsed Austin Urban Rail, a $1.4 billion proposal to build a light-rail line through downtown along the city's East Side. The council's unanimous vote clears the way for a bond measure to appear on the ballot in the November election. This is the...

What's Behind the Backlash to Houston's 'One Bin for All' Program

July 21, 2014 Back in March 2013, Houston won one of the inaugural Mayors Challenge prizes from Bloomberg Philanthropies for a dramatic proposal. The One Bin For All program offered a new solution for recycling, simplifying the two-bin answer to household waste settled on by most cities. In Houston, residents would put everything...

Six Californias, One Super City-State

July 17, 2014 The state of California is suing San Francisco over the waterfront height limit that Bay Area residents voted into law back in June, arguing that the ballot measure usurps state power. If California finds that measure offensive, wait 'til San Francisco gets a crack at a ballot proposal to break...

A Great Place to Put Community Health Clinics: Fire Stations

June 27, 2014 City officials in Hayward, California, broke ground this month on a new fire station that includes a first in community design for the city, the county, the state, and maybe even the nation: a built-in health clinic. It's a novel idea that Alameda County officials have been kicking around for...