October 31, 2017 10:00 am-11:00 am
Smart Growth California invites you to join us for a funder-only webinar on lessons learned and opportunities ahead for the implementation of SB 1, a new bill that will transform transportation infrastructure in California. Register now.
SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, was signed into law on April 28, 2017. This legislative package invests $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways, and bridges, as well as public transportation, walking, and bicycling infrastructure, in communities across California. Read the Los Angeles Times analysis of the transportation plan, as well as how it is accelerating Active Transportation Program allocations.
During our October 31 webinar, you will hear from statewide advocates who led the community effort in shaping SB 1 to represent the transit, equity, and climate needs of communities. Speakers will discuss:
- The importance of cross-sector organizing efforts and lessons learned by the coalition in both supporting and challenging SB 1
- The big wins and areas for improvement to ensure equity is at the forefront of the implementation of SB 1
- The long-game opportunities to shape the transportation and equity work in California
- How funders can make a difference on an issue that will shape California’s future and communities for decades to come
Chanell Fletcher, Director, ClimatePlan
As the Director of ClimatePlan, Chanell works with network partners on state and regional policy to help California communities become more healthy, equitable, and sustainable. Prior to ClimatePlan, Chanell worked with state agencies and the state legislature to support safe walking and bicycling for children and families for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. Chanell began her career as an intern in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, analyzing the federal transportation bill, MAP-21, connecting it to states’ performance and funding needs. Chanell received her Masters in Public Administration from San Francisco State University and studied history at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Erika Rincón Whitcomb, Senior Associate, PolicyLink
Erika supports PolicyLink’s state policy advocacy and research to address infrastructure, environmental, and health inequities facing low-income communities of color and disadvantaged unincorporated communities in California. Prior to joining PolicyLink, she conducted research on food infrastructure and access for the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Erika also brings experience in organizing statewide consumer awareness campaign efforts with Latino Issues Forum, and has previously served as an Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools Program Coordinator and a College Advisor for Richmond High School. She holds a dual Masters in City Planning and Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jared Sanchez, Policy Associate, California Bike Coalition
As Policy Associate of the California Bicycle Coalition, Jared works to further the organization’s mission to enable more people to bicycle, for healthier, safer, and more prosperous communities for. Jared is based in Sacramento making his way through the labyrinth connecting policy to people. Prior to CalBike, Jared worked in the social justice research world focusing on issues of immigrant integration, regional equity and racial desegregation. He holds a Masters degree in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California.
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