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The Lookout: Cal Bill Aims to End Homelessness; Make Housing a Basic Human Right
April 22, 2021
While some might debate if shelter is a basic human right, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who would argue that it isn't essential to an individual's quality of life. And in California, where just about every aspect of the nation's housing crisis is on full display, housing laws become all the more consequential. Especially during a global pandemic. ... read more »
Seven Ways California’s New ‘Rent Cap’ Law Would Affect You
October 3, 2019
The film – with sentimental flashbacks of a bygone era - centers on the ongoing gentrification in California’s largest city and how it has sapped the blackness out of The Fillmore neighborhood in San Francisco, once a thriving African-American political and cultural hub in the Bay Area. ... read more »
“We Have a Crisis,” Says Gov. Newsom As State Pumps 1.7B in Homelessness Fight
July 4, 2019
Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $214.8 billion state spending plan he and legislative leaders are calling “the Affordability Budget” for the 2019-20 fiscal year. It took effect July 1 after the governor hashed out differences with the Assembly and Senate. ... read more »
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Momentum Builds for Public Banks: Los Angeles City Council Endorses AB 857
April 16, 2019
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), who is a joint-author of the Public Banking Act, responded, saying: “Californians from the grassroots to the halls of power are weary of a corporate banking system that doesn’t work for them. Wall Street needs people-powered competition, and a public bank for public good is the right place to start. Council President Herb Wesson has been a bold champion of public banks for many years, and I couldn’t be more grateful for his leadership and the support we’ve seen from so many others across the state.”   ... read more »
AB 19 — Free Community College — Signed Into Law
October 19, 0201
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 19, authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago ... read more »
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