Town hall forum: "Stand up for Our Neighborhoods" Thursday, June 9
Memorial Prep School Auditorium, 2850 Logan Ave., San Diego
June 8, 2011 (San Diego)-- A town hall forum on foreclosures is planned by a coalition of interests on Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Prep School. San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez will participate in the forum, which also will include testimony from people affected by foreclosures and new data illustrating the damage foreclosures do to neighboring property values and city revenue, as well as individual homeowners.
The public forum will focus on finding solutions that hold banks accountable for the impacts of their actions and take into account the need for policies that promote good jobs. As the New York Times reported, more people are now losing their homes because of unemployment than risky mortgages.
The forum is organized by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), the Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI) and AFSCME local 127, with the following cosponsors: Affordable Housing Coalition of San Diego, American Federation of Teachers Local 1931, Home Defenders League, Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego County, Justice Overcoming Boundaries (JOB), United Domestic Workers, San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council, and the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council.