The Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) collaborated with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2007 to organize a two-day stickering campaign and an unofficial campus tour on Saturday–the second day of Family Weekend–to address housing and job conditions of Stanford workers.
On Feb. 14, Stanford announced that it would contribute $1 million to the Saint Francis Center to assist in the purchase of 25 housing units for residents at risk of displacement in downtown Redwood City. This contribution is part of the ongoing effort to increase affordable housing units in the region.
The purchase allows current tenants of the Benedicere Apartments, located at 780 Bradford Street, to remain in their homes at their existing, lower rental rates. This is part of an effort to eventually convert all units into affordable housing for low-income tenants while existing residents vacate their units. Current tenants will also be able to qualify for affordable housing rates.
Last Thursday, the City of Palo Alto Human Relations Commission (HRC) unanimously voted in favor of the Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) ordinance, which aims to mitigate gender inequality in Palo Alto by conducting a gender analysis and potentially creating a gender equality task force. With the HRC’s recommendation, the ordinance will now be passed onto the Palo Alto City Council for consideration.
In a recent meeting of the Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035), members discussed current housing and transportation issues in the local area and how Stanford’s proposed land use and construction efforts in its General Use Permit (GUP) might contribute to existing problems.
Affordable housing and increased traffic were among the chief concerns brought up by members of the local community on Thursday night’s Community Feedback meeting held at the Palo Alto City Council.
Following concerns raised by a local nonprofit called Menlo Spark, Stanford has agreed to raise environmental standards for its Middle Plaza Project in Menlo Park, which Menlo Park City Council members voted unanimously to approve last week.
The California Commission on Judicial Performance has cleared Judge Aaron Persky ’84 M.A. ’85 of wrongdoing in his sentencing of Brock Turner.
The plan, submitted earlier this week to Santa Clara County for review, would add nearly 2.3 million square feet of new academic buildings and up to 3,150 new units of housing.