Welcome to Monitor Notes, a weekly roundup of news items, event announcements, and updates on past Bay Area Monitor articles.
Solutions to Housing and Homelessness
Wednesday, November 30th, 5pm
From the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area:
League members and the public are invited to join us for this webinar to learn more about how housing and homelessness issues are being addressed throughout California. If you’re interested in the work being done in other parts of the state and how it could be used to address housing issues in your region, join us to hear some insight from some of the leading experts in the field.
Sign up for the event here.
Air District Updates
The Air District published a pair of press releases over the last week.
The first announces a grant from the EPA they received that will help with community air monitoring in East Oakland: “‘We are excited to partner with the East Oakland community and begin work on this project, which will direct critical tools and resources where they are needed most,’ said Sharon Landers, interim executive officer of the Air District.”
The second announces the availability of $5 million through the District’s Charge! program to assist with the purchase and installation of charging stations for electric vehicles. From Landers: “The Charge! program helps build critical infrastructure in communities that need it most so all Bay Area residents may take advantage of the benefits of driving electric.”
Climate on the Ballot
The KneeDeep Times posted a roundup of election results for Bay Area ballot initiatives with climate impacts. Some highlights include the failure of San Francisco’s Measure I, which will ensure city planners will be able to continue a planned retreat of infrastructure along the Great Highway, the success of Measure D in Alameda County that aims to clamp down on urban sprawl, and the failure of California’s Prop 30, a climate-friendly initiative that received an eleventh-hour “No” endorsement from Governor Newsom.
Read the full roundup here.
Wildland Knowledge of Native People
Sunday, November 20th, 12:30-3:30pm
The Join Midpeninsula Regional Open Space for a walk along the Horseshoe Lake Trail in the Skyline Ridge Preserve and explore how native people lived in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers. Discover how the Ohlone people used strategies such as controlled burns and regular pruning to nurture plants and ensure abundant food and materials for homes, baskets and medicine. Engaged children who can comfortably hike more than 1.0 mile are welcome.
Find out more, including where to meet and what to bring, here. No registration necessary.
BCDC Hiring Environmental Justice Professional
The Bay Conservation and Development Commission is seeking to add to their growing Environmental Justice team. Their ideal candidate has experience in both community engagement and natural resource management.
Learn more about the position and apply here.
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