Join us on Catalysts Call

 Mondays from 5-6 pm.

This is our weekly Zoom call to talk about housing legislation and strategies to preserve local control. Bring your questions and ideas. Informal networking, announcements, and updates.

PLEASE NOTE: You have to register in advance the first time to get the new Zoom link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The Zoom link will work for the rest of the year.

2024 TOWN HALL SERIES

The 2024 biweekly Town Hall series begins on Thursday, February 8th with the return of Santa Monica financial analyst Marc Verville presenting a talk on “RHNA: Failure for Constituents; Success for Developers & Investors.”

You can register for the entire series using the button below. You will receive a personal link to the Zoom meeting which is good for the entire series.  

Town Hall on Housing – January 21, 2024

Hosted by Lydia Kou, former Mayor, Palo Alto

Presentations by Eric Filseth, former Mayor,Palo Alto; Michael Barnes, former Mayor, Albany; Pam Lee, Attorney, Aleshire & Wynder; Anita Enander, former Mayor, Los Altos

KSVY – The Morning Show

Susan Kirsch is a monthly guest every 3rd Monday at 8:40 am on the Morning Show on Sonoma Radio Station KSVY (91.3 FM) with host Marcia McComber. The 20-minute interviews will be posted on our website.

Here is the interview on January 22, 2024

Amy Kalish Interview on California Insider

Who We  Are

COMMUNITY CATALYSTS is a statewide grassroots network of current and former elected officials, community volunteer leaders and constituents.

Our Mission

To educate, engage, and empower constituents to participate in local, regional and state housing policy decisions that preserve the American dream of home ownership and the local control of zoning and land use decisions.

Catalysts Institute

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Catalysts Institute. We now have a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is education, research, networking, outreach and leadership development activities, but is limited in political activity.

Donations to the Catalysts Institute ARE tax deductible.

“Help US Help YOU!”

Available NOW on Amazon

A History of Catalysts for Local Control tells the story of how constituents concerned about housing and land use planning are organizing and acting to save their communities. They are saying, “Democracy is ours! We have tools and strategies to protect our neighborhoods and communities against a developer / investor land-grab that fails to deliver on the promise of affordable housing.”

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 “The
Inevitable Failure
of RHNA”

Special Catalysts Town Hall with Marc Verville on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb
24
Sat
2024
10:00 am Livable California @ Online via Zoom
Livable California @ Online via Zoom
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A statewide non-partisan group made up of elected officials, nonprofit and organization leaders, and individuals. We advocate for the empowerment of local governments to foster equitable, self-determined communities offering a path for all to a[...]
Feb
26
Mon
2024
5:00 pm Catalysts Call @ Online via Zoom
Catalysts Call @ Online via Zoom
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A weekly Zoom call to talk about housing legislation and strategies to preserve local control. Bring your questions and ideas. Informal networking, announcements, and updates. PLEASE NOTE: You have to register in advance the first time[...]
Mar
4
Mon
2024
5:00 pm Catalysts Call @ Online via Zoom
Catalysts Call @ Online via Zoom
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A weekly Zoom call to talk about housing legislation and strategies to preserve local control. Bring your questions and ideas. Informal networking, announcements, and updates. PLEASE NOTE: You have to register in advance the first time[...]
Mar
9
Sat
2024
10:00 am Livable California @ Online via Zoom
Livable California @ Online via Zoom
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A statewide non-partisan group made up of elected officials, nonprofit and organization leaders, and individuals. We advocate for the empowerment of local governments to foster equitable, self-determined communities offering a path for all to a[...]
Mar
11
Mon
2024
5:00 pm Catalysts Call @ Online via Zoom
Catalysts Call @ Online via Zoom
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A weekly Zoom call to talk about housing legislation and strategies to preserve local control. Bring your questions and ideas. Informal networking, announcements, and updates. PLEASE NOTE: You have to register in advance the first time[...]