improving neighborhoods

for people planet and profit!

Center for Sustainable Neighborhoods​

We expect a busy year in Sacramento with an opportunity to make a difference on

climate change, housing and income inequality. Many bills will touch on all three of these issues. We will be working hard to make sure that they do.  

Among our priorities for the year will be:

 -- Breaking through the barrier of exclusionary zoning to promote inclusive housing at more appropriate densities near transit assets.

 -- Securing additional financing for affordable housing

 -- Forging a commitment to rebuild a skilled and trained residential construction workforce that saw its peak performance in 1980 and now stands at about half the strength needed to support housing production sufficient to meet demand.  

 -- Rebuilding Paradise, but smarter. In addition to providing emergency assistance to fire ravaged areas in both northern and southern California, we have an opportunity to improve building and planning codes for high fire areas to address increasing fire dangers brought on by climate change.

 -- Jump starting a new innovative wood products industry that can provide high value green building materials made here in California. California Legislation: