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Construction update: Georgia Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Project update for Georgia Street Bridge in North Park.

Night work will take place on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 9 pm to 5 am.

This work is expected to take one night.

The project crew will be upgrading signals on Park Blvd. and University Ave., which will be open for traffic with 4-way stop during the work. 

See the map below for more details.

Project Overview:

Pence to speak at anti-LGBT extremists event on Saturday

The event’s sponsors include the American Conservative Union, the NRA, the SPLC-designated hate group Family Research Council, and the John Birch Society.

Vice President Mike Pence is speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. He will join numerous anti-LGBTQ extremists, including Elizabeth Johnston, Dr. Paul McHugh, and Dr. Sebastian “Seb” Gorka, all known for their extremist advocacy against LGBTQ people.

In blatant violation of state law, Caltrans work crew caught stopping traffic to distribute campaign fliers opposed to Prop 6 Gas Tax Repeal initiative

Caltrans work crew caught stopping traffic to distribute campaign fliers opposed to Prop 6 gas tax repeal initiative

California state law expressly prohibits the use of taxpayer money to engage in a political campaign, but that’s exactly what happened on a busy California highway this week when a Caltrans work crew being paid taxpayer funds to work on a road project decided to use the project traffic calming process to stop traffic and hand out “No on Prop 6” campaign fliers. Traffic was delayed 18-24 minutes

Hillcrest Fire Station No. 5 opens

Marking the fourth new fire station to open this year and the ninth to be built or renovated since he took office, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today continued his commitment to investing in public safety infrastructure and neighborhood services with the grand opening of the new Fire Station No. 5 that will better serve Hillcrest and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Bill to encourage gender neutral pronouns in statute and other policies passes assembly judiciary committee

ACR 260 also calls on California departments and agencies to engage in similar efforts when drafting policies, regulations, and other guidance.

Legislation to establish gender neutral pronouns in statute and state policies and regulations passed the Assembly Committee on the Judiciary by a bipartisan vote of 7-0. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 260 is authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, and co-authored by all members of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus.

Faulconer vows to continue protecting taxpayers following Supreme Court decision

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer issues statement on Supreme Court decision for pension reform.

Following the California Supreme Court decision to send the matter of Proposition B, the pension reform initiative approved by 66 percent of voters in 2012, back to the Court of Appeal for further proceedings and to defer to a previous ruling by the Public Employment Relations Board, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer issued the following statement: