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…
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.
For more than a decade, Fairmead Community and Friends (FCF) have had a consistent message: if High Speed Rail (HSR) passes through Fairmead, the HSR Authority must listen to residents, invest in Fairmead’s future, and commit to improving the community.
Fresno Budget Priorities and Guiding Principles for a Just and Equitable Economic Recovery
Leadership Counsel analyzed Gov. Gavin Newsom's May Revise and found good, not so good, and much that’s still to be determined.