While the image of the Sierra Club may call to mind a love of wilderness trails and natural landscapes, the Sierra Club is concerned with urban landscape as well, and supports smart growth that would allow for more inclusive and affordable communities, especially in and near transit- and opportunity-rich communities like the westside of Los Angeles.
The Sierra Club West Los Angeles will host a panel discussion on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 7pm. Meghan Sahli-Wells will moderate a discussion with Yasmine-Imani McMorrin, Grace Peng, and Jason Islas. the focus will be on how expanding the types of housing available to current and future residents will give more people the opportunity to live closer to transit, to their jobs, and to quality schools, allowing them to cut down on lengthy commutes, thus reducing their carbon footprint and preventing destruction of our wild places.
The reality is that changing zoning laws to expand housing options will, over time, change our neighborhoods for the better, making them more inclusive, diverse, and sustainable. These are policies the Sierra Club has long supported.
To read up on the Sierra Club’s Urban Infill Policy: https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/sce-authors/u19041/SClub%20Infill%20Policy%202019-05-18.pdf
This will be an online presentation, a Zoom link will be displayed on the Meetup event page to those who RSVP. All meetings are open to both members and non-members of the Sierra Club. To RSVP, go to https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002FJDNAA4&mapLinkHref=