All residents, regardless of racial/ethnic status or place of residence, are able to pay for basic needs (including housing, food, transportation, healthcare, and childcare) and build wealth.
- Everyone has access to income, through well-paying jobs that provide safe, meaningful work and/or adequate income supports to meet basic needs and promote self-sufficiency.
- Everyone can build wealth and be economically secure through access to essential financial services and opportunities to accumulate savings, acquire credit, and develop assets.
Alameda County Prosperity Project: The Place Matters Economics Workgroup is currently coordinating the policy work for the Alameda County Prosperity Project. The Alameda County Prosperity Project seeks to improve health and financial well-being in our community by increasing availability and access to fair financial services and products where predatory financial services are disproportionately located. The project's mission is to ensure that all residents, regardless of race or place of residence, can build wealth and economic security necessary to lead a long and healthy life. The overall goals of this project are aligned with Place Matters' Economics Workgroup goals and as the policy lead, the Economics Workgroup is advancing policies that enable local government to leverage its resources and ensure that taxpayer dollars are invested in institutions working with us to expand access to non-predatory financial products, small business loans and other financial services in underserved Alameda County neighborhoods. Additionally, the Economics Workgroup supports policies that promote community economic development in under-invested neighborhoods throughout Alameda County.
- California Tax Reform with Lenny Goldberg (March 25, 2010)
- Presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Convening on Health-Wealth Links and Prosperity Project (October 23, 2012)
- Presentation to the San Francisco Federal Reserve on Health-Wealth Links and Public Health Interventions (February 29, 2012)
- Comments on Allocating Revenue for the West Oakland Job Resource Center (December 18, 2012)
- Comments on Wells Fargo CRA Exam (November 20, 2012)
- Comments on Oakland's Linked Banking Survey and Related Measures (July 17, 2012)
- Army Base Community Jobs Agreement and Air Quality and Environmental Recommendations - full Council (June 19, 2012)
- Army Base Community Jobs Agreement and Air Quality and Environmental Recommendations - CED Committee (June 12, 2012)
- Putting the East Bay to Work: Sustainable Jobs for the Underemployed
- Good Jobs Safe Streets: How Economic Recovery Can lead to Community Safety in Oakland
- Op-Ed Supporting the Health Benefits of Oakland's Linked Banking Ordinance by Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis (July 26, 2012)
- Alameda County Central Labor Council
- Alameda County Human Resources
- Alameda County Workforce Investment Board
- East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
- East Bay Community Foundation: Employing Underemployed
- East Bay Community Law Center: Income Supports
- East Bay Development Agency
- East Bay Economic Development Agency
- Ella Baker Center: Green Jobs and Climate Justice
- Inner City Advisors
- Oakland Workforce Investment Board
- Regional Technical Training Center
- UC Berkeley Labor Center
- Urban Strategies Council: Alameda County Community Asset Network
- Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment
- Women's Economic Agenda Project
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