Six 30-minute interviews about housing

Episode #2: Featuring Mike Griffiths


Mike Griffiths, Torrance City Council member and founder of California Cities for Local Control doesn’t think state legislators set sound housing policy when they make sweeping mandates for communities they have never stepped foot in and know nothing about.

Griffiths and his all-volunteer team have recruited dozens of cities and hundreds of city council members to sign a Resolution objecting to the state’s top- down, one-size-fits-all mandates.

Griffiths explains the Resolution campaign in an interview with Guy Meyer, host of Catalysts in California Times.

Catalysts in California Times gives a microphone to elected officials and community leaders who are spearheading change to protect communities.   Many are fed up with Sacramento legislators who blame cities for lack of housing that is affordable and then use that false premise as reason to take away local control,” says Susan Kirsch, founder of Catalysts.

Kirsch and Guy Meyer, 5-year host of Marin Cable-TV’s California Times, have teamed up to produce a six-part series of 30-minute interviews focusing on housing.  In the first interview, Kirsch talks about the threat of corporations buying up housing stock and turning us into a renter nation.

Upcoming episodes will feature attorney Hydee Feldstein Soto, candidate for Los Angeles City Attorney, and John Heath, president of the Los Angeles based United Homeowners’ Association. Another episode features Palo Alto City Council woman Lydia Kou and Peggy Huang, Mayor of Yorba Linda in southern California talking about misguided state housing legislation.

A new interview will be posted on the website every week. The show will also air on Channel 26, Marin’s cable television station, Mondays at 6:00PM and Tuesdays at 10:30 AM.

We hope you will enjoy the series.