Laura Kiesel Speaks on EcoGentification at a Livable California teleconference on 11 5 22 We reached out to Ms. Kiesel after reading her Salon article, Why “greening” cities can make gentrification worse — and often doesn’t help the environment either” (https://www.salon.com/2022/02/26/eco-gentrification/) Laura Kiesel is a Boston freelance writer and editor. Her Bio on SpeakerHub
“Playing the Housing Numbers Game, How California’s sixth-cycle RHNA was rigged” presented by Michael Barnes at a Livable California Teleconference 10/29/22.
Video Presentation: https://youtu.be/jN7DDOylCe0 PDF of Presentation (Downloadable)
Google Image of Redondo Beach, one of the West's most dense cities at 10,623 people per sq mile. December 10, 2021 Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand in a Dec. 9 interview on NPR affiliate KCRW outflanked Los Angeles Times reporter Liam Dillon, who openly defends the hated anti-homeowner law SB 9. In a riveting discussion
Oct. 20, 2021 (The slideshow above shows the hundreds of California fire severity zones. The slides start with San Diego, head north on the coast to Oregon, then turn inland and head south from Clear Lake Reservoir in NorCal to Indio in SoCal. One in six single-family homes in California is within a red, orange
Oct. 12, 2021 Senate Bill 9 ends single-family zoning to allow four homes where one now stands. It was signed by Gov. Newsom, backed by 73 of 120 legislators and praised by many media. Yet a respected pollster found 71% of California voters oppose SB 9. During the 2021 firestorms, SB 9 sailed through approvals.
SB 9 Amendment Fails to Protect California Homeowners and Home Buyers from BlackRock and Wall Street
April 25, 2021 In a final effort to get widely criticized SB 9 approved by the California State Assembly, the bill's author announced an amendment — billed as a way to keep Wall Street and BlackRock-like investors from cashing in under SB 9 and outbidding California families trying to buy homes. As seen recently in
July 9, 2021 [Letter sent by Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz urging Californians to call their Assemblymember NOW!] Dear Friends and Neighbors, IT’S NOW OR NEVER! Are we going to stand idly by and let the Big Developers convince the state legislature to destroy our single-family neighborhoods, create parking nightmares and make it even
June 10, 2021 / SB 9 is designated by Livable California as one of the 7 Bad Bills of 2021. Here's what it does: SB 9’s authors call it a duplex bill that allows split lots in single-family areas. Only after intense pressure from critics including Livable California did the authors concede that the bill
June 10, 2021 / SB 10 is designated by Livable California as one of the 7 Bad Bills of 2021. Here's what it does: In 2011, the state defunded affordable housing during a fiscal crisis, and never put back the $1.5 billion funding that flowed each year to cities (now worth $1.78B per year). In