Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Program Starts: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:15 PM
Santa Cruz Yes in My Backyard (YIMBY) is hosting this public event which will feature:
Keynote Speaker Linda Wheaton, the Assistant Director for California Housing and Community Development;
A panel discussion featuring California YIMBY Director of Legislation and Partnerships Louis Mirante;
Former Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane;
Envision Housing co-founder Sibley Simon.
The event is being co-sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Business Council
This event marks the first major public outing for the newly created advocacy group, which was founded last year by Evan Siroky after he was fed up with the high cost of housing in the area. YIMBY, which stands for "Yes in my backyard", stands in sharp contrast to what many political leaders have described as the NIMBY, or "Not in my backyard" movement; which refers to the prevailing sentiment of supporting housing generally, while not supporting it specifically. NIMBY activism has been identified by the California Legislative Analyst's Office as being one of the root causes of California's Housing Crisis.
Please come attend this landmark event to hear local leaders discuss real solutions to the California Housing Crisis.
Snacks and refreshments provided.