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Housing Within Reach Series

Housing Within Reach:  Of Our Pocketbooks;  Of Our Workplaces, Schools, & Stores

United Methodist Church

250 California St. 7-9pm

 Feb 25:  Housing, Transportation, & Greenhouse Gases     The land use and transportation decisions of the future. With John Doughty, Exec Director, AMBAG, and Celia Scott, former mayor and environmental attorney/planner

March 11:  Next Steps    A community meeting to unite on strategies that will increase and preserve housing affordability for everyone in our community. Led by David Foster, Capitola Housing & Redevelopment Project Manager; Santa Cruz Planning Commission

For more information, contact David Stearns:  davidstearns5 (at) gmail (dot) com

Earlier programs in the series:

Jan 14:   Overview of Housing Economics      Why we're losing ground on affordability and what we can do about it.   With Bruce Van Allen, former mayor & affordable housing project manager  and Paul Wagner, jounalist; former chair, City of Santa Cruz Housing Advisory Committee

Jan 28:  Programs for  Affordability      A primer on existing city programs: What's working? What can be improved?  With Carol Berg, Santa Cruz Housing & Community Development Manager

Generating more funding for affordability   With Jan Lindenthal, VP, Mid-Peninsula Housing


 Feb 11:   A Developer Perspective on Affordability       Affordability by design? Zoning changes? Reduced parking requirements? Inclusionary requirements? Density?   With John Swift, developer and land use consultant

Getting housing built through partnerships and innovation in planning. With Jeff Oberdorfer, FAIA, Exec Director, First Community Housing

Car-free & car-lite development for Santa Cruz. With Rick Longinotti, Transition Santa Cruz