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Can the SB50 Coalition Win Locally?

Posted May 21, 2019 by

Next Steps for Housing Advocates In the wake of SB50’s shelving, housing advocates who put so much time into the CASA Compact process and SB50 cannot walk away. That would mean  accepting the untenable housing status quo. So what are
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Meal of Shame

Posted May 21, 2019 by

Warwick Public Schools, a school district in Rhode Island recently changed its policy related to unpaid meal charges. Until last week, a student whose family had not paid the “lunch debt” was singled out in the cafeteria line and, instead
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Democratic Leaders Fail California

Posted May 20, 2019 by

Atkins Shelving of SB50 Reflects Pattern of Housing Inaction Last week’s shelving of SB50, the More HOMES Act, reminds us why California has the nation’s worst homelessness and housing affordability crisis. And that the housing emergency has intensified while  California
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To the Editor…

Posted May 15, 2019 by

Re: Fremont’s Wrong Turn Dear Editor, I do not agree with what you analyzed in the article. Especially why David lost. David is a dear friend however, I voted and stood with Jenny Kassan. Nobody in my neighborhood wants more
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To the Editor…

Posted May 15, 2019 by

Re: Fremont’s Wrong Turn Dear Editor: I forwarded Randy Shaw’s latest article about Fremont CA to Jenny Kassan’s Facebook page, since it mentions her council race. She responded in her typically aggressive, dismissive way. Her curt responses is probably because
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Are Cities’ Housing Policies Making a Difference?

Posted May 14, 2019 by

Many Cities Advance Inadequate “Middle Ground” Strategies As the urban affordability crisis increases homelessness and prices out the working and middle-class, cities are responding in various ways. But to paraphrase the Los Angeles Times (“L.A. Spent $619 million on homelessness
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