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October 2018
Steven Welliver
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.
Andrew Thomas
Westwood Village Improvement Association
Vice President
Steve Snider
Downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt-Uptown District Associations
Dominic Tartaglia
San Luis Obispo Downtown Association
Blage Zelalich
City of San Jose
At-Large Directors
Downtown Association of Santa Cruz

Emilie Cameron 
Downtown Sacramento Partnership

Maggie Campbell
MIG, Inc.

Austin Metoyer
Downtown Long Beach Alliance
Steve Mulheim
Old Pasadena Management District
Liz Studebaker
City of San Diego
Immediate Past President
Karin Flood
Union Square BID
Arlington Business Partnership
Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
Carmichael Improvement District, Inc.
Central City Association
City of Citrus Heights 
City of Folsom
City of Glendora
City of Lancaster
City of Los Angeles, Office of the City Clerk
City of Ontario
City of San Diego - Economic Development Dept.
County of Santa Cruz - Office of Economic Development
Dinuba Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Association of Santa Cruz
Downtown Berkeley Association
Downtown Long Beach Alliance
Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Modesto Partnership
Downtown Oakland Association/ Lake Merritt Uptown District Association
Downtown Oxnard Merchants Association
Downtown Pomona Owners Association
Downtown Roseville Partnership
Downtown Sacramento Partnership
Downtown San Diego Partnership
Downtown San Mateo Association
Downtown Santa Barbara, Inc.
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.
Downtown Vacaville BID
Downtown Ventura Partners
Downtown Visalians, Inc.
Figueroa Corridor Partnership
Gateway to LA Airport Business District
Gilroy Economic Development
Hollywood Property Owners Alliance
Ironsmith, Inc.
Kono CBD
LA Downtown Industrial District BID
LA Fashion District BID
MJM Management Group
North Park Main Street
North Tahoe Business Association
Old Pasadena Management District 
ParkSmart, Inc.
Paso Robles Main Street Association
Playhouse District Association
Progressive Urban Management Associates, Inc.
R Street Sacramento Partnership
Riverside Downtown Partnership
San Jose Downtown Association
San Luis Obispo Downtown Association
South Park BID
Sunnyvale Downtown
Telegraph BID
Temescal Telegraph BID
The Downtown Burbank Partnership
The Placemaking Group
The River District
Tracy City Center Association
Tulare Downtown Association
Union Square BID
Walnut Creek Downtown Business Association
Westwood Village Improvement Association 
Wilshire Center Business Improvement District

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CDA Supports Housing Initiatives to Address Affordability and Homelessness – Props 1 & 2
Access to affordable housing is one of the state’s biggest public policy challenges today – and Propositions 1 & 2 work together to help solve the problem. CDA believes the issue is so severe that California needs to jump-start new affordable housing construction virtually across the board and new revenue is needed to assist those who are experiencing homelessness. 
The two housing ballot propositions will appear on the November 6 th statewide ballot, and combined, will pump $6 billion into critically-needed affordable housing programs and homeless services.
Specifically, Prop. 1 provides $1.8 billion for building or renovating apartment buildings that house low-income families. The initiative provides nearly $1.5 billion in down-payment assistance and low-interest mortgages to help families who wouldn’t otherwise be able to buy a home.
And, Prop. 2 provides up to $2 billion in bonds -- backed by an existing state revenue stream -- to build 20,000 permanent supportive housing units connected to mental health services and addiction treatment for people living with serious mental illness who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Services and housing would be provided in one location to help get homeless individuals off the street, under a roof and back on their feet. 
CDA urges our members to support Propositions 1 & 2 on the November statewide ballot. To find out more or to lend your organization’s support, visit:  https://www.yesonprops1and2.org/
Proposition 10 “Rent Control” Update
As previously reported in the monthly update, the CDA Board has taken an “oppose” position on Proposition 10 – the statewide ballot measure that would stifle new housing development by allowing new restrictions on market-based rents and expend existing and new rent control policies. 
Newly released polling shows Prop. 10 widely unpopular among California voters – even among renters – with only 36% of likely voters supporting the initiative, compared with 46% of voters indicating they will vote no. Just 16% of voters are undecided.
The No on Prop. 10 campaign now has over 400 organizations, businesses, elected officials and individuals that have joined as coalition members. To view the online coalition list, or to sign up for yourself, visit www.Prop10Flaws.com . The campaign earned some big endorsements over the last month, including: 
  • San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer
  • California Farm Bureau Federation
  • California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
  • City of West Covina
  • East Bay Leadership Council
  • North Bay Leadership Council
Both of the No on Prop. 10 campaigns have been coordinating paid media and over the last month and have sent out over a dozen mail pieces, and are airing TV and radio ads utilizing Spanish language advertising. The latest ad can be viewed HERE .
To date, 23 newspapers have editorialized against Proposition 10 and the latest media outlets to oppose include:  The San Francisco Business Times, The Modesto Bee, The Southern California News Group (this includes 11 newspapers), The Bakersfield Californian, The Palo Alto Daily Post, The Fresno Bee, La Opinion, The Press Democrat, and The Ventura County Star.

Jason Bryant 
Bryant Government Affairs
October 2018 Legislative Update 
Santa Cruz Downtown Launches New Welcome Wagon Program
Santa Cruz Sentinel
The downtown’s new hospitality workers are managing to keep their dance cards full, some two weeks on the job.
What Makes Rent “Affordable”?
America’s standard metric compares rents to incomes. That doesn’t tell the whole story.

An Additional Fund for Solar Power
The New York Times
California wants the sun to power homes day and night.
Shared Scooters Return to San Francisco Along with Controversy
Electric shared scooters — which some love for their sustainability and low cost and others hate for safety...

America’s Worsening Geographic Inequality
It’s not just economic inequality—the gap between the rich and the poor—that is growing ever wider. 
Home Prices Have Finally Hit a Wall on the West Coast
Slow sales and supply spikes indicate that homebuyers are regaining the upper hand.
New Renderings of Metro’s Future LAX Station Are Looking Pretty Fresh
Los Angeles Magazine
If the rumors (i.e. official projections) are true, we’re about a year out from the opening of the Crenshaw Line to the...

Bringing Arts and Culture into the Work of Public Safety and Criminal Justice
Next City 
At free legal clinics across Philadelphia, the first thing that The People’s Paper Co-op — working with organizations like the...

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