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Summary of Smart Growth California Webinar

Publication date: 
11/10/2017

On October 31, 2017, Smart Growth California hosted a webinar about Senate Bill 1 (Beall) California’s New Housing Transportation Bill. The presentation centered on the role funders can play in coalition-building and advocacy toward transportation equity, a criteria hotly debated by community advocacy groups before SB 1 passed last year. Speakers included:

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The 2020 Census is Underway

Publication date: 
10/16/2017

Every ten years, the U.S. Constitution mandates a counting of every person living in the United States, regardless of their citizenship status. The next decennial census will be conducted in 2020. The counting of nearly 400 million persons is an endeavor that requires cooperation among federal, state, and local governments, community based organizations, and philanthropy.

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Legislative Session Recap – Special Focus on Housing

Publication date: 
10/09/2017

The combination of higher demand for housing and insufficient supply in California has driven a rapid rise in housing costs.  According to a recent report by The McKinsey Global Institute, more than 50 percent of the state’s households are unable to afford the cost of housing in their local markets. Low-income Californians are disproportionately impacted with a state shortfall of 1.5 million affordable units for extremely low and very-low income renter households.

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Policy Brief: Proposed Tax Plan by the White House

Publication date: 
10/09/2017

The White House has proposed an outline for tax policy changes, entitled “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code.”  

The proposed tax plan would affect individual income tax rates and corporate tax rates. This memorandum will focus on the proposed changes to the tax code that would have a direct impact to philanthropy, and follows up on an analysis by Southern California Grantmakers in May.

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Resources from Webinar: 2018 Political Forecast

Publication date: 
08/30/2017

The California Policy Forum explored the state’s current political landscape as the 2018 elections commence, and what trends philanthropy should be alert to during this time.

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Senate Bill 138 (McGuire) – SUPPORT

Publication date: 
08/17/2017

On behalf of San Diego Food Funders, I am writing to express our support of SB 138 (McGuire), the Count Me In: Expand Access to School Meals bill. This legislation will improve school districts’ ability to identify low-income students, reduce child hunger, and support student success with nutritious school meals.

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Assembly Bill 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) – OPPOSE

Publication date: 
08/01/2017

On behalf of more than 300 foundations, funders, and grantmakers of Southern California Grantmakers (SCG), we write to urge your “no” on Assembly Bill 1250 (Jones-Sawyer).

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