The Eastern span of the Bay Bridge is the region’s biggest-budget project. Plans for the seismically strong segment were first developed in 2002. It’s been more than a decade and the single suspension structure has cost more than $6 billion, which makes it overdue and over budget.
Recent issues involving snapping rods and improperly galvanized bolts may delay the long-awaited Labor Day opening.
A discussion of Oakland's fiscal health and looming pension costs. Oakland is being challenged to find ways honor its pension and retirement obligations while providing essential city services. How realistic is the city's Five-Year Financial Plan? What lessons can be learned from Oakland's approach to its unfunded liabilities?