Zoom Logo

Overview of CA Housing Issues for Climate Activists - Shared screen with speaker view
Claudine Custodio
16:29
Claudine, 350 East Bay
MaryRuth Gross
16:48
MaryRuth, 350Bay Area and 350 Bay Area Action, Richmond
Michael Rochmes
19:04
we are recording, yes
Nancy Kirwan
20:56
Nancy, Sonoma, active in Sonoma Ecology Center, Greenbelt Alliance (Committee for Measure W—local UGB) and Sonoma Mountain Preservation
Kathy Dervin
23:24
Please add your name and 350 Group and city your from. Thanks!
Karen Harrington
24:29
Karen Harrington, 350 Bay Area and Bay Area Action. Berkeley
Emily Merfeld
25:15
Emily Merfeld, 350 Bay Area, Millbrae
Masada Disenhouse
25:29
Masada Disenhouse, SanDiego350, she/her
Masada Disenhouse
28:58
Will you share the slides with attendees? Thx!
Kathy Dervin
29:24
Please add your name and 350 group and city in chat. YES we are recording this.
Ben Keller
29:58
Ben Keller, 350 Bay Area, Oakland
Kathy Dervin
31:03
RHNA = Regional Housing Needs Assessment
Kathy Dervin
32:40
yes, this is being recorded and we can share the slides
Kathy Dervin
34:39
3 Ps - Protection, Preservation and Production
Kathy Dervin
48:05
Please put your questions in the chat as we go along.
Karen Harrington
49:54
Do environmental protections re: housing apply equally across housing categories?
Elizabeth Chopp
53:28
Jeff, I was curious about your discussion on the purchase of existing affordable housing, which is then run by a tenants' co-op (or non-profit?). Do you have any specific examples of this and how it was done?
Karen Harrington
58:09
Water, trash collection, parks requirements, clean air, industrial pollution…
Zack Subin
01:01:07
And yet VMT is still going up sharply a decade after SB 375 (not counting this year).
Kathy Dervin
01:12:49
Ruth- ARB has to do a study under SB 150 on regional planning on SB 375 and most regions have NOT been meeting their climate/ VMT goals—not even close. https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/resources/documents/tracking-progress.
Jean Severinghaus
01:15:56
What do I say to the nimbies in Marin who are gung-ho to house the homeless by buying a few hotels, but not the climate destroying 62,000 service workers in Marin who drive to Marin daily to work. That climate destruction is on the heads of the no new mid level housing folks in Marin. How do we change this, capture their minds, for the climate?
Rosie Yacoub
01:18:11
Can counties and cities create policies that state that if a development is over a certain number of units, they have to include multifamily low income?
Roma Dawson
01:18:21
League of Women Voters California has formed a new Housing & Homelessness Committee for advocacy. We also have a new Homelessness Action policy. If you are looking for allies do contact your local League.
Rick Hunter
01:18:34
This is an incredibly good presentation. Thank you!
Kathy Dervin
01:24:06
Berkeley is working with developers to show that taking natural gas out of new bldgs. CAN be cheaper. Some affordable housing is being done greener but you still need subsidies!
Nancy Kirwan
01:24:09
What changes in Land Use Planning are needed to support affordable housing and climate resiliency beyond more dense zoning?
Dave Shukla
01:25:38
How would AB345-related land-use changes be assessed for suitability for the Surplus Land Act?
Kathy Dervin
01:32:46
good book on this — Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing (Walker Wells)
Sara Greenwald
01:40:52
Kathy - like most of these 'fears' it might not be based on fact but could dangerously supplement the other prejudices against transit
Nancy Kirwan
01:43:09
Low Affordable housing has traditionally been near transportation because it was noisy, dirty and crowded. I know that the new building will not necessarily suffer from those problems, we need to make sure they aren’t therefor being exposed to pollution, noise, and congestion, plus danger from train crossings.
Kathy Dervin
01:45:52
Thanks so much for everyone for joining us tonight. This is a huge & important topic, that we have a lot more to learn about.
Kathy Dervin
01:46:32
Great point Jeff!
Masada Disenhouse
01:47:14
Thank you!
Jean Severinghaus
01:47:23
Thank you all 4 panelists
Heather Hofshi
01:47:25
Thank you so much, this was outstanding!