2017 marks a very important milestone: 20 years of TransForm.
We’ll be celebrating this anniversary throughout the year, recognizing the people and partners who have made our work possible, and all that we've accomplished together. And our twentieth year promises to be an important one in the life of TransForm. We’ll be updating our strategic plan, ramping up powerful new campaigns to make housing more affordable and technology-enabled mobility choices more equitable, telling more stories, planning big events, and giving you lots of ways to join us in celebrating the past, present, and future of TransForm.
Thank you for standing with us during our first 20 years. I look forward to having you by our side in the next 20.
- Stuart Cohen
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2016
The Warriors aren’t the only ones in the Bay who can pull off a winning 4th quarter. Last month, we reached – and beat! – our year-end fundraising goal of $50,000. What a way to start 2017! Thanks to the support of more than 1, 275 donors over the course of the year, we are striding into the New Year with flexible funding to fight for what matters most to you: a healthy planet, better transportation, safer walking and biking, and communities that are affordable for people of all incomes. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support in 2016 – and beyond!
CAN NEW STATE FUNDING ADDRESS OUR DROUGHT OF TRANSPORTATION CHOICES?
Three weeks into 2017, the forecast is already predicting potential downpours of new transportation funding in Sacramento. This could be a very good thing. But we need our leaders to pour that funding into the future of transportation, not the past – and that means investing in public transportation, walking, and biking.
YOUR CHANCE TO WEIGH IN ON CALIFORNIA’S HOUSING FUTURE
As the cost of living continues to rise, California’s communities are asking tough questions about housing and land use. Who gets to live where, and how? What kind of housing gets built, and why? The California Department of Housing and Community Development proposes answers to these questions and more in their newly released Draft 2025 Statewide Housing Assessment, “California’s Housing Future: Challenges and Opportunities.” And they want Californians’ input into what we think those challenges and opportunities are. Over the next few months, you can attend a public workshop or email your comments with your feedback on the draft.
OAKMOB101: A NEW MODEL FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
One of our highlights from 2016 was OakMob101, a series of community engagement events we hosted with the City of Oakland in October. We gathered with residents in East and West Oakland to talk about new transportation options coming to the Town, and get input on how these options can be planned and implemented for everyone’s benefit – especially people of color and people living in low-income neighborhoods. Take a look at our blog for some beautiful photographs capturing the events, and highlights of what we learned.