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A COVID-19 Response Meeting for the Cooperative Community

Last Friday, March 20, the Law Center co-hosted a webinar with the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NoBawc) for the cooperative community to share resources and discuss potential responses in light of unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic. If you missed the webinar, you can tune in to the... Continue Reading

Statement About Coronavirus Prep & Prevention at the Law Center

Statement About Coronavirus Prep & Prevention at the Law Center

In light of developments around the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) here in California, as of March 10, 2020, the Law Center will be suspending all public in-person events and moving them online for the next two weeks.  We are also recommending that all Law Center staff work from home and use their best... Continue Reading

Should Berkeley tenants get first dibs on buying their landlord’s property?

By Natalie Orenstein of Berkeleyside The Law Center's Jay Cumberland, second from the left, congregate alongside supporters and opponents of Berkeley’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) outside a City Council policy committee meeting Thursday, March 5, 2020. Image credit: Natalie Orenstein Excerpt: Under TOPA, authored by Mayor Jesse Arreguín, landlords who... Continue Reading

Rethinking Our Climate Vision: Beyond Pass/Fail

Subin Devar, the Law Center's Director of Community Renewable Energy, penned this essay, Are You Thinking About Climate Change Wrong?, as part of our membership campaign in January 2020. It was recently republished in Nonprofit Quarterly. Everyday people, at least in the US, are more concerned and more pessimistic about climate change. Perhaps this is... Continue Reading

Report: Designing Community Solar Programs That Promote Racial & Economic Equity

Report: Designing Community Solar Programs That Promote Racial & Economic Equity

The Law Center's Director of Community Renewable Energy, Subin Devar, contributed to this white paper which provides guidance for creating community solar programs that promote racial and economic equity.  SUMMARY: This paper is intended for city elected officials and policymakers, administrators of municipal electric utilities (i.e., munis), and local advocates... Continue Reading

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