Bay Area / California

Help Abolish Regressive Juvenile Justice Fees in California

Posted June 22, 2017 by Maureen Washburn

Juvenile administrative fees harm youth and families and undermine the rehabilitative intent of the juvenile justice system. A team of lawmakers, advocates, and researchers is working to bring an end to these fees in counties across California through Senate Bill
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Berkeley’s Attack on Housing

Posted June 13, 2017 by

Berkeley has gotten national publicity recently over alt-right activists using the city to wage fake battles over “free speech.” Now Berkeley could get on the national map for a different reason: its city government wants to slash housing construction despite
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Lessons from Round One of Costa Hawkins Repeal

Posted May 16, 2017 by

// // Earlier this year, three California Assemblymembers — Richard Bloom, David Chiu & Rob Bonta — took Sacramento by surprise, introducing AB 1506 to repeal the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act. Recent grassroots organizing by tenant groups laid the
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Wiener Slams Housing Opponents

Posted April 20, 2017 by

State Senator Scott Wiener has written a powerful letter accusing nonprofit housing leaders of providing “significant misinformation” about Wiener’s SB 35, which seeks to expedite housing development in California. Wiener’s April 15 letter directed to Peter Cohen and Fernando Marti
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