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.
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