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Our Homes and Cities are Under Attack

Virtual meeting via Zoom
June 10, 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!

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Hosted by Susan Kirsch, Director, Catalysts for Local Control

Thursdays, June 10 – July 1, 2021 5:30-6:30 pm

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Welcome Assembly Member Marc Levine, North Bay, District 10

What About Water? Rick Johnson, Sr.Mgr, SF Water Department, ret.

The legislators who push for more housing are ignoring the forecasts and consequences of drought. By 2050 California expects a population increase of 10 million people (25%) and increased occurrences of drought. Conversion of farm land to urban use and lack of water will result in decreased food supplies and increased prices.


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 leader

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

Thanks to our partners -

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 • 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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