LWV Palo Alto ACTION
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The League of Women Voters advocates for its positions in many ways: gathering signatures for a needed ballot measure, showing up and speaking up for voting rights and other issues we support, giving testimony before government bodies, and demonstrating for or against possible legislation or ballot measures pertaining to our positions.
Local Advocacy: 2020-21
February 8: LWVPA wrote the City Council in support of two housing proposals which would increase affordable housing. They are for (1) more than 100 units of middle-income teacher housing on Grant Avenue and (2) 300 units on Fabian Way, with 20-25% affordable proposed.
February 22: LWVPA sent the City Council three recommendations to prevent the inequitable outcome of having extremely high gas rates fall on low- and moderate-income households unable to afford the switch to electricity. Read the letter here.
December 14: LWVPA wrote the City Council in strong support of a city ordinance requiring safe storage of firearms in the home. Read the letter here.
September 2: Randy Tsuda, President and CEO of Alta Housing, discussed Housing in the Bay Area – How We Got Here and What Will Bring About Change.
August 31: Both AB 2541 and AB 3070, which you asked Assemblymember Marc Berman to support, passed the California Assembly and are now headed to Gov. Newsom for his signature. Both bills address the persistent problem of racial discrimination in our criminal legal system. Thank you!
August 18: LWVPA's Advocacy Chair, Lisa Ratner, represented the League at Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's press conference, held "to call on the Trump Administration to immediately end its campaign of sabotage against the U.S. Postal Service." Read Lisa's remarks are here.
August 12: LWVPA co-sponsored an Acterra Virtual Lecture on The Role of Agriculture in Climate Change, where Professor Pete Smith of Scotland's ClimateXChange presented his findings on livestock, diet and soil carbon sequestration.
May 13: LWVPA co-sponsored with Palo Alto Forward a panel during Affordable Housing Month on Missing Middle Housing. Presenters made a strong case for rewriting our current R-1 zoning, showing that different types of housing make a neighborhood and contribute to a low-carbon environment.
Local Action Letters: 2019-20
Local Action Letters: 2018-19
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