We have a new President and CEO!
Opportunity is a word we live by. It’s deeply rooted in Public Advocates’ work to win quality schools, housing, transportation and jobs for California’s culturally diverse communities. Within our organization, opportunity also guides our commitment to develop one another and bring out the full potential of our team. In his first blog in his new role, Guillermo Mayer talks about his opportunity and journey to becoming Public Advocates new President & CEO.
Managing Attorney Richard Marcantonio describes the challenge of making the promise of civil rights and environmental justice laws real to ensure low-income communities and minority populations share fairly in the benefits of public policy and spending.
On November 7, we saw first-hand the impact of collective action by the California communities with which we work. Hundreds of low income parents and community members from across the state flocked to Sacramento for a hearing of the State Board of Education (SBE) on proposed Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) regulations. Director of Communication Wynn Hausser describes the day.
The imminent arrival of busses to Beavercreek, Ohio demonstrates the power of Title VI to make real this core civil rights promise.
A case about redevelopment and the Fair Housing Act reached the Supreme Court this term. The main issue was whether a township’s facially-neutral redevelopment plan could violate the Fair Housing Act if no intentional discrimination was alleged. We were glad to hear that the two sides reached a settlement agreement on November 13. This case illustrates the continued need for disparate impact standards in law. This case illustrates the continued need for disparate impact standards in law.