What We’re Watching – A California for Everyone
Tim Anaya – A California for Everyone
At this week’s PRI “California Ideas in Action” conference in Sacramento, we were pleased to be joined by John Gamboa of The Two Hundred and California Community Builders. He spoke of the organization’s efforts challenging abuses of the California Environmental Quality Act that are holding up the construction of much-needed housing supply in minority communities. Watch this powerful video to learn about their efforts to bring truly affordable housing to all Californians.
Kerry Jackson – California’s Burning
Dave Alvin, from Downey, is truly a California treasure. In his 2009 song “California’s Burning,” he mentions wildfires, mudslides, “trouble in the Promised Land” and advises listeners they’d “better get out” of California “while you can.” Those are, of course, only a few of this state’s many problems. “California’s Burning” should be the state’s official song to remind policymakers of the work they have to do to get things turned around. No legislative session, committee hearing, vote, or local government meeting should start until the song is played.