Lobbyist Crisand Giles works for the Building Industry Association of the Bay Area, where she helps builders negotiate with cities on development fees, green building, green-house gas reduction, and storm water regulation.
Congress and President Obama have vowed to end earmarks in 2011, but those funds have been helping East Palo Alto re-create itself. Will the ban put EPA downtown renovation and other projects on hold?
Milpitas residents say sewage fumes from the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant are wafting into their city. The San Jose City Council will vote whether to pay for renovations.