The 2017 Marin Equity Summit was held on Thursday, November 9th. This was the second annual equity summit focused specifically on disparities in Marin County. Over 200 people attended the summit to listen to powerful and inspiring speakers, and to hold discussions about aspects of inequity in Marin. The ultimate goal for the day was mapping out a Living Equity Agenda for the next year.
Participants broke into working groups to focus on various areas of inequity in Marin County (and elsewhere) issues and to develop a Living Equity Agenda for each topic:
Health care Employment
Racial equity Criminal justice
Food security Immigration
This is a "sneak peak" at the draft report on options for Golden Gate Village, Marin City. The challenges are great. The causes of the decline in the condition of Golden Gate Village and the wide disparity between conditions in Marin City and the rest of the County are outlined. The community has come together to fight for the preservation of the community and prevent displacement. Funding remains an issue and it's clear that no cookie-cutter approach will do the job. Please read this with an eye towards how can Marin City survive and thrive.
This video was produced by a Dominican University student. Click on the image to view.
Late last fall, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) took the first steps toward the development of a regional, nine-county Bay Area housing strategy with the approval of a new task force coined CASA — the Committee to House the Bay Area. With this action, MTC has stepped into a leadership role around housing, working to respond to supply, affordability, and displacement/gentrification, all issues of concern to the region.