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Building Equity through Regional Revenue Sharing

Drew Woodward May 14, 2021

Wealth in metropolitan regions like California’s Bay Area often fails to reach communities of color. While majority-white suburbs have grown wealthier and enjoy increased tax bases, cities with large populations of color are starved of tax revenues for social programs and infrastructure that are vital for building economic and racial equity.

Come learn how metropolitan areas can build an economy that is more centered on equity and economic justice. Implementing a regional government revenue sharing mechanism has the potential to create a region that is more equitable and provides greater opportunities for low-income residents and communities to attain economic prosperity and thrive.

Format

Fireside Chat

Meta Themes

  • Equity & Inclusion

Themes

Economic Equity, Inclusion, Racial Equity, Good Government, Innovative and Progressive Public Revenue Structures

Purpose and Desired Outcome

At the end of this session, participants will have a greater understanding of how racist government policies, like exclusionary zoning, have starved cities and communities of color of essential tax revenue and public services. Participants will also learn how local governments can work together to more equitably distribute wealth and resources to marginalized communities.

Audiences

  • Government

Speakers

  • NameJacob Denney
  • TitleEconomic Justice Policy Director
  • OrganizationSPUR
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameStephen Menendian
  • TitleAssistant Director
  • OrganizationOthering & Belonging Institute
  • StatusInvited
  • NameRonak Davé Okoye
  • TitleOakland Director
  • OrganizationSPUR
  • StatusConfirmed
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