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  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Morrison & Forrester

    Missing Middle Housing Solutions

    We have housing programs for low income residents and we have market rate housing that is now very expensive. But the middle gets left out--too much money to be eligible for most subsidized housing and not enough money to afford current rents and prices.


    The panel will discuss potential solutions including two already underway in Palo Alto and how to make sure that the middle is not missing or forgotten in pour local housing policies.

    Panelists:
    Denise Pinkston, Co-Chair, Housing Production Committee, Committee to House the Bay Area (CASA)
    Elaine Uang, Architect, Board Member, Palo Alto Forward
    Lisa Ratner, Advocacy Chair, League of Women Voters of Palo Alto
    Sarah Chaffin, Mother & Founder of SupportTeacherHousing.org
    Stephen Levy, Chair, Palo Alto League of Women Voters Housing and Transportation Committee

    Sponsored by:
    Palo Alto Forward, League of WOmen Voters Palo Alto, SV@Home, Bay Area Forward
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Morrison & Forrester

    Synching Climate and Transportation

    Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the region and the state. What transportation strategies make it harder to reduce GHGs, and what can help? How can we make better decisions today that support a sustainable future?

    • Widening highways or converting existing lanes to express lanes
    • Building more parking garages, or less 
    • Building more homes near transit, jobs, and services
    • The transition to electric vehicles
    • Transportation as a service

    Topics/Speakers:

    • Billy Riggs, University of San Francisco
    • Michael Boswell, California Polytechnic State University
    • Gil Friend, City of Palo Alto

    Co-sponsors: Palo Alto Forward, Friends of Caltrain, TransForm CA

    This event is part of the Connecting Communities series.

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