A new report finds that Californians -- and especially Angelenos -- live in their homes longer than people anywhere else in the country. That's one of the many reasons why California has a housing crisis.
In an excerpt from Talk City, Bill Fulton recalls how difficult it was emotionally to deal with budget cuts in the last recession -- a clear concern as cities face revenue shortfalls again because of COVID-19.
In the second of three recollections of his time in office during the last big budget crisis -- drawn from his book Talk City -- Bill Fulton reminds us that people are willing to pay higher fees if they see the payoff -- but not to cover deficits if they don't see the benefit to themselves.
At CP&DR, we often cover land-use disputes that are rooted in a legacy of racial inequities as they are distributed across the landscape. But we don't always acknowledge that inequity is at the root of the problem. We must -- and we will -- do better.