The Peninsula Democratic Coalition (PDC) is the oldest and largest Democratic Club in Silicon Valley. The PDC has a long history of promoting Democratic candidates and ideals and is chartered by both the Santa Clara and San Mateo County Democratic Central Committees. The PDC is affiliated with the California Democratic Council, a statewide coalition of grass roots clubs.
The PDC has members throughout Silicon Valley including the towns of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Stanford, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, San Jose, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Portola Valley, Atherton, Woodside, San Mateo, Belmont and San Carlos.
Join us at these upcoming PDC events:
Please join the Peninsula Democratic Coalition for an afternoon of fellowship, food, fun and democracy! This is a potluck so bring an item to share. There will be barbecued items available (including hot dogs) along with vegetarian options, including salad. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available.
The PDC requests a $10 contribution at the door to cover expenses, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You are encouraged to prepay online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/pdc2016Picnic. Remember to bring your checkbook to facilitate purchasing additional door prize entries!
If you would like to sponsor the picnic, please go to https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/pdc2016Picnic. If you have questions, please contact the 2016 Picnic Coordinator Cory Wolbach at email@example.com or 408-529-7563m. You may also send your check to us at PDC, PO Box 97, Los Altos, CA 94023.
PDC/PYD Weekly Calendar – July 15, 2016
• Senator Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton calling for party unity and “…why she must become our next President…” (See below.)
• TONIGHT at 8 p.m. EST, President Obama addressed the nation to keep the conversation going about the challenges we face -- from racial inequality to how we build trust in our communities. CLICK HERE.
• YOUR HELP NEEDED to register voters SATURDAY, July 16, noon-2 p.m. or 2-4 p.m. and SUNDAY, July 17, noon-2 p.m. or 2-4 p.m. at the Menlo Park Summer Festival. PDC Booth is on Chestnut off Santa Cruz Ave. Email Noveed NOW to say you will help. Training available on the spot. Noveed: firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 4-6 p.m. Benefit at Thurbers to Send Sergio to Convention!! Where: Jim & Emy’s, 694 Benvenue Ave., Los Altos. “IT TAKES A VILLAGE…” Let’s send a wonderful young man to his first Democratic Convention— Sergio Lopez, 21, first in his family to attend college, senior at Yale, elected Hillary delegate from Anna Eshoo’s district and the future of the Democratic Party. Come meet and celebrate with Sergio, make a donation (any amount welcome) to help him attend this historic gathering. Call Emy at 650-948-8259 to RSVP or for more information. To donate online, copy this link into your browser https://www.gofundme.com/sergiolopezdnc2016.
TUESDAY, JULY 19, 5-6:30 p.m. Congresswoman Jackie Speier Panel Discussion: Stop Sexual Harassment in Science. Where: UCSF Mission Bay Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium, 600 16th Street, San Francisco 94158.
Please join me for an important panel discussion about sexual harassment in the sciences. In the United States, women earn about half of doctorates in science and engineering, yet they only comprise 21 percent of full science professors, 5 percent of full engineering professors and 28 percent of the overall workforce. Sexual harassment is one of the reasons women are fleeing these fields. Seating is limited, so please sign up early. CLICK HERE. (See below for fuller explanation.)
TUESDAY, JULY 19, 6:30 p.m. The Tech: ClimateMusic Project. Where: The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 South Market Street, San Jose 95113. A live performance of music driven by climate-change data in our theater, followed by take-action discussions with local organizations and scientists of climate change. Recommended for 18+. Sponsored by The Tech and Creative Collisions. Reserve tickets: CLICK HERE.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 7 p.m. Join the Peninsula Young Democrats (PYD) in the first-ever POLITICAL TRIVIA NIGHT. Where: The Swingin’ Door, 106 E. 25th Street, San Mateo. All are welcome to attend--bring your friends and form a team! Come test your political knowledge and see if you can win a prize! See Facebook Event for full details: https://www.facebook.com/events/497409217134522/ To attend, we ask for a suggested donation of $10 for general admission; $5 for PYD members. You can claim your spot through an ActBlue donation here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/pyd-political-trivia Generous supporters can also become an official sponsor of the event: $50 for Silver Sponsorship, $100 for Gold Sponsorship, and $250 for Platinum Sponsorship. Contact PYD Treasurer Kate Varela at Kate.email@example.com or give at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/pyd-political-trivia. We look forward to seeing you there!
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 9-10 a.m. Java with Senator Jerry Hill in Sunnyvale. Where: Bean Scene Café, 186 South Murphy Street, Sunnyvale. Join Senator Hill for a cup of coffee and conversation. Bring your questions, ideas, and concerns about legislative issues affecting the community. Jerry will provide the coffee at no taxpayer expense. Sit down and stay awhile or just drop in for a brief chat. No appointment or RSVP needed. Questions: District Office, 650-212-3313.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 7 p.m. Challenging Corporate Nationhood. Where: Peninsula Peace & Justice Center, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto 94301. A conversation withJesse Swanhuyer, Director of Voice for the People, and Sarah Burt, Staff Attorney with Earthjustice. Complete details.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Democratic Party Unity Picnic. FREE. Where: Emma Prusch Park, 647 South King. Join friends, activists, candidates and elected officials at Emma Prusch Park (647 South King Road, San Jose, CA 95116) for a fun day of fun and friendship. Food and drinks are provided, so make sure to mark your calendar today! Please RSVP at (408) 445-9500 by July 23rd
*All Democratic clubs interested in co-sponsoring this event are asked to donate $150 by July 23rd (Co-sponsoring includes having a table to promote club to attendees at picnic) Please email Alex Wara at firstname.lastname@example.org if your clubs would like to sponsor. Thank you! We hope to see you on August 6th! Santa Clara County Democratic Party Executive Board.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 4-7 p.m. PDC ANNUAL FAMILY PICNIC. Where: Shoup Park, Patriot’s Grove Group Picnic Area, 400 University Ave., Los Altos. Please join the Peninsula Democratic Coalition for an afternoon of fellowship, food, fun, fund raising and democracy!
The PDC requests a $10 contribution to cover expenses, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. To avoid registration lines and help us plan, please pre-register/pre-pay online at CLICK HERE or by US Mail: Checks payable to PDC Picnic. Mail to PDC, P.O. Box 97, Los Altos, CA 94023 or visit the PDC Facebook page.
How you can help NOW:
• Be a Sponsor of the picnic, starting at $100, $200, $250, $500, $1,000 and up. Sponsors will be acknowledged in Newsletter. Complimentary one-year membership in the PDC. To make a sponsor contribution, go to http://www.peninsulademocrats.com/pdc_annual_picnic_2016 or contact Nicole at email@example.com or send a private Facebook message.
• Questions/Auction Donations/To Help: Contact Picnic Coordinator, Cory Wolbach, firstname.lastname@example.org
How you can help PICNIC DAY:
• Attend! Bring friends and introduce them to the PDC!
• Donate event tickets/gift certificates for a local business/restaurant for the Silent Auction. Contact Picnic Coordinator, Cory Wolbach, email@example.com
• Staff the Registration Table. Contact Carol at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
• Staff/help with the Silent Auction.
• Lead activities to keep the kiddies happy in the playground area
• Come early (2:30 p.m.) to help with set up; stay after (7-7:30 p.m.) to help with take down and clean up. Children FREE, Guests WELCOME.
BRING Potluck Dish to share serving 8 - your favorite summer appetizer, main dish, salad, dessert. BRING Extra cash, checkbook for Silent Auction, Campaign buttons, bumper stickers, signs. PROVIDED: Hot dogs, beverages, utensils, mingling, good conversation with local electeds and fellow Democrats, family fun. Enjoy an afternoon in the park. Questions: Contact Picnic Coordinator, Cory Wolbach, email@example.comParking is limited. Use lots on University Ave across from park entrance and walk down the steep drive into the park. Patriot’s Grove-Group Picnic Area is to your left. Bike parking available.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 8 a.m.-noon. Doors open 7:15 a.m. Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Education Summit. Each year, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's Education Summit brings together nearly 400 industry members, education advocates, and elected officials to actively engage in meaningful discussions to strengthen our education system. For information and to Register at: http://svlg.org/policy-areas/education/education-leader-summit
SATURDAY and SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 and28: SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY. REGISTER VOTERS AT THE PALO ALTO ART & WINE FESTIVAL. Where: University & Emerson. TO VOLUNTEER, Contact Leads: Diane & Joe Rolfe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 650- 326-6328.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 7 p.m. Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA. Where: Peace & Justice Center, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto, 94301. Complete details
SATURDAY and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 and10: SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY. REGISTER VOTERS AT THE MOUNTAIN VIEW ART & WINE FESTIVAL. Where: Castro & School House Way. TO VOLUNTEER, Contact Leads: Noveed Safipour
Are You Terrified of a Possible Trump Presidency??? Then Act Today!
Volunteer to Register Voters & Save Our Democracy: Volunteer Today for These Fairs and Festivals
The most powerful weapon we have is the power of the vote. One can enhance and strengthen our democracy by registering as many people as possible and making certain that registered voters, VOTE.
If you have not registered voters before, it takes only a few minutes to learn how. It is easy, rewarding and the key to defeating Donald Trump and his fellow reactionary Republican candidates across the nation this Fall. Shifts are usually 2 – 3 hours long.
Contact Information: Forquestions and to volunteer contact Voter Registration Chair, Noveed Safipour at 408 – 205 – 5407 or email@example.com or VR Bounty Manager, Diane Rolfe at 650 – 326 – 6328 or firstname.lastname@example.org
July Fairs and Festivals
4) Menlo Park Summer Fest (July 16 & 17, Saturday & Sunday), 10 – 6 PM both days. Contact Lead: Noveed Safipour to volunteer for this Fair. A joyous Festival on Santa Cruz Avenue.
July Farmers’ Markets
5) Menlo Park Farmers Market, Parking lot on Chestnut Street between Santa Cruz & Menlo Avenues; 40 vendors, Hours: Sunday, 9 AM – 1 PM. Lead: Noveed Safipour at email@example.com or 408 – 205 – 5407.
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• President Obama. THE WHITE HOUSE. See above.
• Congresswoman Jackie Speier Panel Discussion: Stop Sexual Harassment in Science. TUESDAY, JULY 19, 5-6:30 p.m. Where: UCSF Mission Bay Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium, 600 16th Street, San Francisco 94158.
Please join me for an important panel discussion about sexual harassment in the sciences. In the United States, women earn about half of doctorates in science and engineering, yet they only comprise 21 percent of full science professors, 5 percent of full engineering professors and 28 percent of the overall workforce. Sexual harassment is one of the reasons women are fleeing these fields. Students enter the sciences to learn about the universe, not about their professors' sex lives. And yet, there have been far too many cases of professors making inappropriate comments to their students, or engaging in unwanted touching. Even worse, universities have failed to stop repeated offenders from driving students from the field and derailing their careers. It's time to change this unacceptable climate of harassment. During the panel discussion, you will hear from a sexual harassment survivor who remained in her field of astronomy, from a professor and advocate for reforming academia, from a member of the University of California administration, and from a reporter who has brought to light details in some of these scandals. I will be moderating the panel and will discuss potential legislative solutions to this widespread problem. Seating is limited, so please sign up early. CLICK HERE.
• Senator Bernie Sanders. Stand with me to defeat Donald Trump, and to elect candidates who will stand by our agenda as part of the future of our political revolution. I am writing you today to express my deep pride in the movement – the political revolution – you and I have created together over the last 15 months. When we began this historic campaign, we were considered fringe players by the political, economic and media establishment. Well, we proved them wrong.
We showed that the American people support a bold, progressive agenda that takes on the billionaire class, that fights for racial, social, economic and environmental justice and that seeks to create a government that works for all of us and not just the big campaign donors.
We mobilized over 13 million voters across the country. We won 23 Democratic primary and caucus contests. We had literally hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country. And we showed – in a way that can change politics in America forever – that you can run a competitive national grassroots campaign without begging millionaires and billionaires for campaign contributions.
Most importantly, we elevated the critical issues facing our country – issues the establishment has pushed under the rug for too long. We focused attention on the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality in this country and the importance of breaking up the large banks who brought our economy to the brink of collapse. We exposed our horrendous trade policies, our broken criminal justice system, and our people's lack of access to affordable health care and higher education. We fought aggressively to address the crisis of climate change, the need for real comprehensive immigration reform, the importance of developing a foreign policy that values diplomacy over war, and so much more.
We have shown throughout this election that these are issues that are important to voters and that progressive solutions energize people in the fight for real change. What we have accomplished so far is historic – but our work is far from over.
This movement of ours – this political revolution – must continue. We cannot let all of the momentum we have achieved in the fight to transform America be lost. We will never stop fighting for what is right.
It is true that in terms of winning the Democratic nomination, we did come up short. But this election was never about me or any candidate. It was about the powerful coming together of millions of people to take their country back from the billionaire class. That was the strength of our campaign and it will be the strength of our movement going forward in the months and years ahead.
In the coming weeks, I will be announcing the creation of successor organizations to carry on the struggle that we have been a part of these past 15 months. I hope you will continue to be involved in fighting to transform America. Our goal will be to advance the progressive agenda that we believe in and to elect like-minded candidates at the federal, state and local levels who are committed to accomplishing our goals.
In terms of the presidential election this November, there is no doubt that the election of Donald Trump as president would be a devastating blow to all that we are fighting for. His openly bigoted and pro-billionaire campaign could precipitate the same decades-long rightward shift in American politics that happened after the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980. That rightward shift after Reagan’s election infected not just politics as a whole but led to the ascendancy of the corporatist wing of the Democratic Party – an era from which we are still recovering.
I cannot in good conscience let that happen.
To have all of the work we have done in elevating our progressive ideals be dashed away by a complete Republican takeover of Washington – a takeover headed by a candidate that demonizes Latinos, Muslims, women, African Americans, veterans, and others – would be unthinkable.
Today, I endorsed Hillary Clinton to be our next president. I know that some of you will be disappointed with that decision. But I believe that, at this moment, our country, our values, and our common vision for a transformed America, are best served by the defeat of Donald Trump and the election of Hillary Clinton.
You should know that in the weeks since the last primary, both campaigns have worked together in good faith to bridge some of the policy issues that divided us during the election. Did we come to agreement on everything? Of course not. But we made important steps forward.
Hillary Clinton released a debt free college plan that we developed together which now includes free tuition at public colleges and universities for working families. This was a major part of our campaign’s agenda and a proposal that, if enacted into law, would revolutionize higher education in this country.
Secretary Clinton has also publicly committed to massive investments in health care for communities across this country that will increase primary care, including mental health care, dental care, and low-cost prescription drug access for an additional 25 million people. Importantly, she has also endorsed the enactment of a so-called public option to allow everyone in this country to participate in a public insurance program. This idea was killed by the insurance industry during consideration of President Obama’s health care program.
During the Democratic platform proceedings in St. Louis and Orlando, we were victorious in including amendments to make it a clear priority of the Democratic Party to fight for a $15 an hour federal minimum wage, expand Social Security, abolish the death penalty, put a price on carbon, establish a path toward the legalization of marijuana, enact major criminal justice reforms, pass comprehensive immigration reform, end for-profit prisons and detention facilities, break up too-big-to-fail banks and create a 21st century Glass-Steagall Act, close loopholes that allow big companies to avoid taxes by stashing their cash in offshore tax havens and use that revenue to rebuild America, approve the most expansive agenda ever for protecting Native American rights and so much more.
All of these progressive policies were at the heart of our campaign. The truth is our movement is responsible for the most progressive Democratic platform in the history of our country. All of that is the direct result of the work that our members of the platform committee did in the meetings and that you have been doing over the last 15 months.
But none of these initiatives will happen if we do not elect a Democratic president in November. None! In fact, we will go backward. We must elect the Democratic nominee in November and progressive Democrats up and down the ballot so that we ensure that these policy commitments can advance.
It is extremely important that we keep our movement together, that we hold public officials accountable and that we elect progressive candidates to office at the federal, state, and local level who will stand with us.
As part of that effort, we still have a tremendous amount of work left to do in the Democratic Rules Committee that will be meeting in the coming weeks. We have to enact the kinds of reforms to the Democratic Party and to the electoral process that will provide us the tools to elect progressive candidates, to allow new voices and new energy into the Party, and to break up the excessive power that the economic and political elites in the Party currently have. As with our fights on the platform committee, that will only be possible if we stand together.
You should know that I intend to be actively campaigning throughout this election season to elect candidates who will stand by our agenda. I hope to see many of you at events from coast to coast.
In conclusion, I again want to express my pride in what we have accomplished together over the last year. But so much more must be done to make our vision a reality. Now more than ever our country needs our movement – our political revolution. As you have throughout this historic campaign, I ask for your ongoing support as we continue through the fall and beyond.
On a personal note, I cannot say with words how appreciative Jane and I are of the kindness, dedication and love we experienced from so many people across the country. We are deeply touched by it and will never, ever forget it.
Forever committed, forever fighting, forever forward,
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• Alice Schaefer Smith, Sensible Gun Laws in Our Towns. Dear Democratic Colleagues, After attending Jackie Speier's town meeting, I have started emailing elected officials and friends with something we can do to make a difference in our town and county.
The purpose of this email is to ask you to help be part of an action group to extend sensible gun laws in our towns.
I have 4 goals:
1: To get Governor Brown to sign the legislation presented to him on gun control in June of this year from the State Senate and Assembly. One political pundit says he won't. I would like to prove her wrong. If the governor fails to make this sensible and simple plan (and I would like every one to lobby the governor to make him see reason. He is not a grandmother, a mother, a father or a grandfather and ignores our pleas for sensible gun laws to make our towns safer for all of us). His website and other contacts are found at:
2. To ensure that the Gun Control Initiative on the November ballot is passed (An unnecessary step should the governor act sensibly and sign the legislation as the initiative would be withdrawn resulting in more time/money and effort going towards the governor's sensible justice initiative)
3. Notwithstanding 1 and/or 2 to improve the existing Palo Alto [Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Mateo, Atherton, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View] ordinance on gun sales by replacing it with the Sunnyvale ordinance or at least by supplementing it with the Sunnyvale ordinance.
4. Passing the same Sunnyvale ordinance in every other town in Santa Clara and San Mateo and in each of the county governments (e.g. contact your local supervisor in your county and ask them to act).
If you are interested in making sensible gun laws, state-wide as well as in our towns and counties, please contact me. One example: Sunnyvale requires ALL guns to be held in locked gun safes. Alice, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
• Nancy Neff, Regional Volunteer Coordinator, California Clean Money Campaign. We are fresh from a great lobby day…and a 4-1 victory in the Senate Elections Committee for AB 700, the California DISCLOSE Act.
… Our next vote will be Senate Appropriations Committee in early August
which may or may not involve another lobby day in Sacramento.
In the meantime, keep collecting signatures! The Democratic Party has a
voter registration booth at the Menlo Park Summer Fest (July 16 & 17, Saturday & Sunday), 10 – 6 p.m. and they welcome Clean Money volunteers there focusing on gathering DISCLOSE Act signatures.Let me know if you can help. And email me and Carol Cross if you want to suggest other signature
gathering opportunities. Nancy: (650) 858-2436
• Stop the Gap. BIG ASK: We'd like to host a briefing at the Democratic National Convention in a few weeks to share what women around the nation have asked us—“What do you do? How do you recruit? How do you know whom to look for?” Have you a private space to share on Wednesday, July 27? We’d like to host a briefing at the DNC to answer these questions. Before we spend a dime to rent space, we wanted to ask you for help. If you, your family or a friend belongs to Philadelphia’s Acorn Club, the first women’s club in America, we’d love to talk. A perfect location, but we need a sponsor. Other ideas? Get in touch. And many thanks. You can reach us by emailing Holly HERE or call our office at 650-326-2216.
• Liz Figueroa, Planned Parenthood Advocacy. California’s bill to end the discriminatory tax on tampons may not make it through its next vote. We can’t let that happen! Urge lawmakers to vote YES on AB 1561 and end the absurd classification of feminine hygiene products as ‘luxury items.’ California must reclassify them as the tax-exempt ‘health products’ that they are. Please sign our petition to tell your State Senator to support AB 1561! This bill has come a long way, but we have to keep pushing until it passes out of the Senate and is signed by Governor Brown. The current luxury tax on tampons may not seem like a big deal, until you do the math: California women pay $20 million a year in sales taxes on feminine hygiene products. This is an economic justice issue: A luxury tax on basic necessities like tampons hits low-income women the hardest. So don’t delay. Tell leaders to end the Tampon Tax. Thank you.
• Pramella Bartholomeusz, Hillary for America. Fired up and ready to go! Hope you had a safe and enjoyable July 4th weekend. I had drafted much of this email prior to the tragic shootings these past several days in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Falcon Heights, Minnesota and Dallas, Texas. Senseless and tragic. Makes even more clear that the November 8th outcome is so very important. In case you missed this very special endorsement, including it here!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFriXwmoOEs&authuser=0 The HFA campaign has been extremely busy on every front since the primary, so although there appears to be a lull on our side, not the case on the part of the HFA campaign and its hard-working staff, fellows and volunteers. However that is all changing over the new few days and we need you all to engage again!. We have folks who have volunteered to host phone banking this weekend and many of you have not yet had an opportunity to indicate your particular areas of interest with regard to volunteering. Could you please click on the below link and subscribe to continue to be on this volunteer list and to complete the online form to record areas of interest? You will receive a response that you have already subscribed. Please then check your spam folders for an email with another link. This will enable you to complete the online form with check boxes for you to select all or some activities of interest. We can then successfully direct you to the right activities. PLEASE DO SO ASAP-VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.A big thank you to those who have already done so. THIS IS THE SAME LINK YOU SEND TO ANY FRIENDS, FAMILY OR ACQUAINTANCES THAT EXPRESS INTEREST IN VOLUNTEERING FOR HFA.
In addition, please see the various activities we'd like you to be aware of (although events have been posted on Hillaryclinton.com, have not been able to get some of the required setups done due to deactivation of old accounts and setting up of new ones-therefore apologies for last minute notice on some). It'll be a couple of weeks until we are up and running smoothly. Please RSVP per the links provided in all cases, except the volunteer social/potluck on July 15th. For this, please RSVP to me (email@example.com) AND Mariya Genzel (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please also let Mariya know if you will bring drinks, a snack to pass or will donate $20 for future use. We hope to see many of you and it'll be a great time for us to provide some campaign updates!
Santa Clara County Volunteer Party – Potluck – Fri, July 15th – 3:00pm-5:00pm – Hosted by Mariya Genzel (Mountain View-address provided upon RSVP)
Hillary’s Acceptance Speech at the DNC Convention Watch Party - Potluck (July 28th – 8pm – Santa Clara Democratic Party HQ, San Jose) https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/view/Z7CJTU25MFIZXNSC/
If anyone else would like to host a phone bank or watch party in Santa Clara County, please let us know! Loreto Dimaandal (email@example.com) and I will coordinate with you depending on the location. We currently have only one HFA organizer in NorCal (William Cline - firstname.lastname@example.org) so the HFA campaign needs our active support!
• How Affordable is Health insurance through Covered California? A county-by-county analysis shows what a typical household needs to earn to cover basic living expenses as well as health insurance through Covered California. CLICK HERE to learn how your county fares.
•Kyle Jones, Sierra Club of California. Update on Trailer Bill 707 that
- Uses a nonsensical definition of infill that would encourage sprawl;
- Threatens to undercut the California Coastal Act;
- Is available for buildings that have up to 95% of their units reserved for luxury development;
- Cuts the public out of the review and permitting process entirely; and
- Potentially threatens sources of funding necessary to maintain local infrastructure. Learn more about Gov. Brown’s “by-right” bill to allow developers of low-cost housing projects to skip environmental impact review. CLICK HERE.