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From waging battles for affordable housing throughout the Bay Area to winning increased opportunities for a quality education in the courts, Public Advocates stays in the news. Here’s the latest…

Oaklandside: AC Transit wants to change bus routes and schedules—and you can weigh in

November 2, 2023—Oaklandside reporter Jose Fermoso covers The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District’s new “realignment” plan which includes three new bus route and scheduling options, each with different trade-offs. Fermoso spoke with PA Senior Policy Advocate for Transportation, Laurel Paget-Seekins, about the new plans and the process. Read the Story

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San Francisco Chronicle: Create Social Housing

October 30, 2023—Regarding “Newsom signed over 60 housing bills this year. Here’s how they’re going to change California” (Letters to the Editor, SFChronicle.com, Oct. 24): Alfred Twu’s op-ed highlights some bills that, Twu argues, give California the potential to “turn the corner on the housing crisis.” However, Twu omits one bold housing bill that targets the market-driven housing […]

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Los Angeles Times: Newsom signs tenant bills to lower security deposits, prevent more evictions

October 11, 2023—TheLos Angeles Times’* California Politics Reporter Hannah Wiley covers new housing laws Gov. Gavin Newsom signed before the October 14 deadline including SB 567 which will strengthen tenant protections in an effort to prevent marginalized low-income renters from displacement and “worsening one of the state’s greatest crises.” The Homelessness Prevention [...]

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