Last week the legislature finalized California’s 21-22 budget, after months of negotiations and months of advocacy to ensure that state investments addressed priorities of lower income and communities of color in Inland California. Here’s our take on budget bills passed…
Fresno Budget Priorities and Guiding Principles for a Just and Equitable Economic Recovery
With an unprecedented surplus revenue we call for bold and transformative investments. Much work remains to be done to ensure effective and equitable investments to advance environmental and racial justice in California. We look forward to working with community residents, advocates, legislators, and the administration to adopt a state budget that supports a resilient, healthy, and equitable Inland California.
While existing communities’ transportation needs go unmet, the County is rushing to renew Measure T as a Forever Tax on the November 2022 ballot, despite its 2027 expiration date.
Farmworkers are one of the most disproportionately impacted groups by the COVID-19 crisis. They kept the nation’s food supply going while many of us were able to shelter-in-place and work remotely, yet the City’s proposed spending plan does not provide much-needed assistance to farmworkers.
One of California’s primary climate programs, the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), is dramatically overstating the climate benefits of using methane gas sourced from factory farms as a transportation fuel.
The San Joaquin Valley is often labelled as having “more affordable” housing compared to the rest of California. But for Valley residents, rents are not so affordable.
Residents are directly feeling the effects of climate change locally, and a lack of policies or emergency planning to mitigate these effects will continue to hurt communities.
Investing in Dairy Biogas Perpetuates and Exacerbates air and water pollution from dairies in California’s Central Valley.
California and its constituent communities will require innovative community driven partnerships and physical infrastructure to support response and recovery efforts from compounding disasters.