Our Objectives

Note: These objectives are all equally important; their order does not denote priority or lack thereof. Inclusive Lafayette pledges to never accept money from development interests. The group will solely consist of volunteers committed to building a more equitable world—i.e. no paid staff, low overhead. Board members may not profit directly or indirectly from Inclusive Lafayette’s activities.

1) Engage Lafayette’s community in open-minded, respectful conversation about housing and land use based on evidence from reputable sources.

2) Increase community awareness of California’s housing crisis and the history of discriminatory housing policies at the federal, state and local levels.

3) Promote changes to state and local law that encourage housing development, including but not limited to:

a. streamlining building processes,

b. encouraging accessory dwelling units,

c. upzoning,

d. subsidizing affordable units.

4) Oppose changes to local and state law that:

a. limit housing development,

b. enable environmental injustice or housing development which harms traditionally BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities,

c. decrease discretionary authority (unless those policies significantly promote affordable, environmentally friendly multi-family development).

5) Advocate for Lafayette’s General Plan to more effectively promote affordable housing development as well as the necessary infrastructure to most effectively accommodate housing development.

6) Base all our work in anti-racism by changing current housing policies that limit the supply of high-quality affordable housing — a shortage that disproportionately affects marginalized groups, particularly BIPOC communities. Promote anti-racism throughout the community. Constantly continue the process of learning about the past and present of racism; implement anti-racist practices.