Thursday, June 9
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Vox Design Group's offices, 421 Castro Street, Mountain View
Food will not be served though you are welcome to bring your own snacks or dinner.
This meeting is (as always) free to attend but because we are expecting more guests than usual, we ask that you please register if you would like to come.
Our discussion will be led by the following guests:
Jeff Oberdorfer is the Executive Director of First Community Housing, a non-profit affordable housing developer in San Jose. Jeff Oberdorfer AIA, CDS has pioneered in the arena of "Green," sustainable, multi-family housing for working individuals and families in the greater Bay Area. First Community Housing coordinates all financing, entitlements and award winning design on their mixed use developments. Jeff is a LEED Certified Professional. Jeff will be talking to us about the link between smart growth and affordable housing and why affordable housing developments are often at the cutting edge of green design. Jeff will also show us some examples of the stellar projects that First Communities Housing has developed here in the Silicon Valley.
Mike Kasperzak is currently serving as the Vice Mayor of the CIty of Mountain View. In his three terms on the City Council, Mike has championed the creation of more affordable homes in Mountain View. Mike was a leading proponent of the City's Below Market Rate housing program, the Housing Impact Fee, and the efficiency studio apartment project at San Antonio Place. In addition to talking about local affordable housing issues, Mike will draw upon his role with the League of California Cities to share insight on the regional and state trends affecting affordable housing creation.
Advocates for Affordable Housing and
the League of Women Voters
We'll also be joined by some of the members of the Advocates for Affordable Housing and the League of Women Voters. These long-time resident activists have a deep knowledge of the history and current conditions of affordable housing advocacy in Mountain View.
We hope to see you next Thursday!