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CORRECTIONS, CLARIFICATIONS TO COLUMN ON CARB SCOPING PLAN SUIT (The Daily Journal)

June 25, 2019
John Gamboa

I write to make three important corrections, and one clarification, to Howard Miller’s June 13 column, “Tectonic legal plates: climate change and housing in California.” First, the plaintiff/petitioner in this civil rights lawsuit is The 200, and includes distinguished civil rights leaders in our state’s African-American, Asian, Pacific Islander and Latino communities… Continue Reading


TECTONIC LEGAL PLATES: CLIMATE CHANGE AND HOUSING IN CALIFORNIA (The Daily Journal)

June 13th, 2019
Howard B. Miller

This is about one of the most important cases in California you haven’t heard of. As public and political leaders are moving the tectonic plates of California land use law with statutes and policies dealing with climate change and housing, there is a largely unnoticed trial court case in Fresno challenging the central orthodoxy of those policies… Continue Reading


CLIMATE ACTIVISTS VERSUS AFFORDABLE HOUSING (The Orange County Register)

January 9, 2019
Susan Shelley

In what may signal the beginning of the end of alarmism over climate change, a group of civil rights activists is suing the California Air Resources Board. The issue is CARB’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by effectively limiting new housing construction. The lawsuit says this is driving up the cost of housing, worsening poverty and particularly victimizing minority communities… Continue Reading


NEWSOM MUST PRIORITIZE AFFORDABLE MIDDLE-CLASS HOUSING (San Francisco Chronicle)

January 7, 2019
By John Gamboa, Jennifer Hernandez and Michael Shellenberger

Newsom also should appeal directly to the enlightened self-interest of today’s homeowners. Those of us who own homes and raised families in California want our children to be able to own homes and raise our grandchildren near us. By sending away to other states more than 140,000 middle-class people every year, we are eating our seed corn — and undermining our future… Continue Reading


BEHIND THE GREEN CURTAIN

October 5, 2018
By Herman Gallegos, John Gamboa and Robert Apodaca

Behind the Green Curtain, we have turned to the courts to force California’s climate leaders to respect our civil rights, to disclose the economic and environmental impacts of their climate policies on our communities, and to prioritize GHG reduction measures that actually reduce global GHG instead worsening our poverty, homelessness, and housing crises… Continue Reading


SWEEPING CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT ALLEGES RACIAL BIAS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF CALIFORNIA CLIMATE POLICIES (Forbes)

September 13, 2018
Michael Shellenberger

Top civil rights leaders are suing California for climate policies they say disproportionately harm its poorest residents, particularly Latinos and African Americans. “California politicians are using anti-racist and environmentalist words to hide the regressive impact of their climate policies on the poor and people of color,” said John Gamboa, the co-founder of The Two Hundred, a coalition of prominent civil rights leaders, which filed a lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in Superior Court… Continue Reading


PROP 10 THREATENS CALIFORNIA’S ABILITY TO FIX THE AFFORDABLE
HOUSING CRISIS (Bakersfield.com)

September 15, 2018
John Gamboa

As a lifelong advocate against exclusionary housing policies and who now fights for minorities to own homes, build wealth and achieve middle-income status with real upward economic mobility, I am very concerned that the good work being promoted by our gubernatorial candidates will be undone before it can start. The most immediate threat to a housing solution is Prop 10, the well-intentioned but flawed rental housing initiative that will be on the ballot this November… Continue Reading


THE TWO HUNDRED FILES LAWSUIT VS. CARB

July 27, 2018
John Gamboa

The Two Hundred (The 200) has filed a civil rights violation lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to stop implementation of their scoping plan. A plan that is very detrimental to the health and economic welfare of California’s communities of color. CARB is supposed to be the clean air agency protecting Californians from unhealthy and polluted air. It has 1500 employees to do this with 15 board members… Continue Reading


JANUARY 25TH GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES FORUM PROVES A GREAT SUCCESS

February 5, 2018

On January 25th, the new alliance, Minority and Millennials for Housing and Homeownership (M & M’s), hosted the first Gubernatorial Candidates Forum. With the goal to ascertain the candidates’ positions and plans to address the housing crisis, the day proved a great success… Continue Reading


HELP SUPPORT CEQA REFORM

December 12, 2017

What is CEQA? CEQA is a law created to protect the environment.  It grants developers permission to build prior to breaking ground. Why is The Two Hundred against CEQA? We are not against CEQA, but we would like to improve its effectiveness and eliminate the way it encourages litigation abuse… Continue Reading