California Needs To Invest Billions For Flood Protection

Aug 29, 2017
California Department of Water Resources

ALSO: A California Supreme Court ruling paves an easier path for new city and county taxes.

Today's reporting by Amy Quinton and Ben Bradford.

Rethinking Urban Development

Jan 20, 2016
Joe Minicozzi, Urban 3

  One way to understand the economics of local government is to balance tax revenues against the costs of installing and maintaining civic infrastructure. For most US cities, Santa Rosa included, that does not yield a pretty picture.


  Within Santa Rosa, there is as much land allocated to parking as there is to buildings. But when it comes to property taxes, as Joe Minicozzi explains, the economic benefits of those two differing land uses are very different.