Bay Area / California

Speakers at Mar 17 Assembly hearing

Will Democrats Deliver for Tenants?

Posted March 21, 2017 by

State Must Address Housing Crisis As California activists mobilize against Trump’s planned elimination of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Veteran’s Homeless programs (the USICH), these efforts must not obscure a critical question: when will California’s Democratic-controlled legislature start helping
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Sentencing Reform in California

Posted March 16, 2017 by Daniel Macallair

// On February 27th, I had the opportunity to present to the California Assembly Budget Subcommittee Number 5: Public Safety on the crucial topic of California sentencing policy. I have been involved in this issue for the past 31 years
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Is LA More Pro-Homeless Than SF?

Posted March 9, 2017 by

On March 7, Los Angeles voters approved Prop H, a quarter cent sales tax increase that will raise $355 million a year for ten years for homeless services. A 2/3 vote was needed, and voters came through. That’s $3.55 billion
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Latino v. African-American Political Power in Los Angeles

Posted February 28, 2017 by Tony Castro

Special Election Demographics — Three decades ago, as Latinos were about to overtake African Americans as the largest ethnic voting bloc in California, a founder of the state’s oldest and most influential Hispanic political organization admitted his fear that too
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