Join forum to discuss new housing laws


On Sept. 29, 2017, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of 15 bills intended to “increase the supply and affordability of housing in California.” Will the bills stimulate more housing production in California, and what effect will they have here on the Island?  

The League of Women Voters of Alameda is presenting a free community forum to educate Alamedans on these new housing laws titled, “How Will New State Housing Laws Affect Alameda?” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in the Ruth Rambeau Community Room at Independence Plaza, 703 Atlantic Ave.

Panelists will include David Garcia, policy director at U.C. Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation, who will offer an overview of the new laws; Paul Campos, senior vice president of BIA Bay Area, who will discuss other factors that may influence housing production; and City Planner Andrew Thomas, who will offer a local perspective on the new state laws. Abby Goldware, director of housing development for MidPen Housing Corp., will discuss the impact of new federal tax law on affordable housing production.

Following the panel discussion, attendees will be invited to ask their own questions about the new laws and the impact they may have on housing production. 

As always, we look forward to seeing you there!


Georgia Gates Derr, President & Michele Ellson, VP Programs, LWV Alameda