SEPTEMBER 2017 MEETING

 

WGNA's 14th of SEP BOARD MEETING & PRESENTATION: 
THE JOBS-HOUSING BALANCE; & PARTICIPATORY PLANNING

WGNA's next Monthly Board & Membership Meeting is scheduled for the second Thursday, 14 September 2017 at the Willow Glen Public Library branch at 7:00 pm.

A guest presentation will feature Rosalynn Hughey, Interim Director of the City of San Jose's Department Planning, Building & Code Enforcement. She will provide us with information on the topic of Participatory Planning, and the Jobs-Housing Balance. 

SAN JOSE LEADS THE JOBS-HOUSING IMBALANCE

"By far, the most egregiously imbalanced cities in the Bay Area are San Jose, which has 203,576 more jobs than housing units, and San Francisco, which has 154,595 more jobs than housing units. By comparison, the imbalance for the entire rest of the Bay Area is 692,864 more jobs than housing units. So, those two cities alone account for 34% of the Bay Area’s jobs to housing imbalance."

Quoted from Curbed SF (also on Facebook).  See the below-related article from their website and blog: We Found which Bay Area cities aren't pulling their weight on housing: An exclusive analysis of regional jobs and housing with surprising conclusions by Scott Lucas, October 12, 2016.

PARTICIPATORY PLANNING is "an urban planning paradigm that emphasizes involving the entire community in the strategic and management processes of urban planning; or, community-level planning processes, urban or rural. It is often considered as part of community development. Participatory planning aims to harmonize views among all of its participants as well as prevent conflict between opposing parties. In addition, marginalized groups have an opportunity to participate in the planning process."

See here from Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Participatory_planning

We invite you to attend with all your questions and comments... and to participate. 

 

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