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Our Homes and Cities are Under Attack

June 17, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Our Homes and Cities are Under Attack


Sacramento is increasing housing costs without meeting the need for affordable housing, approving density, ignoring water shortages, removing environmental protections, and transferring wealth from individuals to corporations!

Join Us for the 2nd Town Hall of a 4-part Series


Hosted by Susan Kirsch, Director, Catalysts for Local Control

Thursdays, June 17 – July 1, 2021 5:30-6:30 pm

Click here to register for the series


Inflated RHNA Numbers Lead to Ruin

Art Kiesel, former Mayor, Foster City

RHNA – Regional Housing Needs Assessment/Allocations. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) calculates new housing needs by region and then assigns the local Council of Governments (MTC/ABAG) to determine the allocations for each city. But what if the numbers are wrong and the cities can’t meet the allocations?


Mother Earth: Sacrificing the Environment for Developer Profits

Linda Koelling, former Mayor, Foster City
Kristi Corley, community activist

Legislators, under the influence of developers' demands that their projects "pencil out," are pushing housing bills that unravel 40 years of environmental protections. They put their constituents in danger at a time when drought, fires, and flooding have never been more prevalent.


What WE Can Do to Stop the Attack Town Hall Team

Across the state, individuals and groups are challenging land grab legislation marketed as providing affordable housing, but actually benefiting the vulture capitalists who orchestrated the housing crash of 2008. Learn about the big and small ways everyone can participate in writing letters, making calls, testifying, writing and hosting events to keep democracy strong.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead


June 10 Recording: "What About Water? with Rick Johnson is posted on the Catalysts website under the Activities tab.

Thanks to our original and three new partners -

Alameda Citizen Task Force * Berkeley Together * Better Cupertino • California Cities for Local Control • Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods • Community Venture Partners • Hills 2000 • Montecito Association • Palo Altans for Sensible Zoning • Santa Margarita Neighborhood • Save Our Single Family Neighborhoods • Sustainable TamAlmonte * United Homeowners Association • United Neighbors • West Bay Citizens Coalition

Organization: Catalysts for Local Control

Contact: Susan Kirsch

Contact Phone: 415-686-4375

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