PREC, LWV host community workshop on housing Nov. 9

As Piedmont begins the state-mandated process of updating the city’s Housing Element and General Plan, the city has an unprecedented opportunity to build a more inclusive community and to redress racial segregation created from past policies. Join us for a participatory workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. via Zoom to discuss how the city will meet its housing goals—especially the goal of creating affordable housing—and why it matters.

Register HERE or visit the PREC website to learn more.

To be discussed:
  • What is the Housing Element?
  • How can we meet the goal of adding 587 new housing units in Piedmont in the next decade?
  • How can the Housing Element process help our community achieve greater racial and economic diversity and equity?
  • What is affordable multifamily housing and why should we build it in Piedmont?
  • Buffy Wicks represents the East Bay in the California State Assembly. Wicks has been a leading voice on housing as well as other policies that affect working families.
  • Jon Wizard is Policy Director of the Campaign for Fair Housing Elements for YIMBY Law and a member of the City Council of Seaside, California. Previously Wizard worked for Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay and served as a Planning Commissioner in Monterey County.
  • Andy Madeira is CEO of the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC). Previously, Madeira was Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development at the non-profit Eden Housing. He has thirty years of experience in affordable housing and is a longtime Piedmont resident.

Moderated by Sarah Karlinsky, SPUR and PREC

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