I’ve updated this post, originally posted in late March, to reflect the addition of 55 more names and applications to the spreadsheet, where you can learn more about (almost all of) the 169 people who have been chosen to represent you on the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda community focus groups. The city has sent me all but about 25 of the applications filed by the people who were selected to serve on these committees.
I’ve also added two new documents, from the initial meeting of all the HALA focus groups on Monday, April 4. The first is a the notes people left on the “aspiration wall,” which solicited feedback on HALA in general; the second is a list of questions that were submitted to city officials on green cards at the event that the city didn’t have time to answer, along with answers written after the meeting.
Original post follows.
For those who are interested in getting to know a little more about the 169 folks invited to serve on five Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda focus groups that will advise the city on how to implement HALA, I’ve put together a spreadsheet, which I’ll update as the city provides more responses to my records request for all HALA applications, containing links to the focus group members’ applications.
Focus group members came from all over the city, and include a mix of renters, homeowners, new and old residents, and people of various demographic groups.
Unfortunately, the city did not provide a breakdown of the demographic makeup of invited participants beyond those who identified themselves as belonging to a specific group, making it hard to tell how the groups break down along demographic lines. However, by reading the city-produced document showing where the applicants (and the applicant pool) came from, you can get a sense of how many people applied and were accepted from different neighborhoods, as well as how many are inside dense urban villages, how many live in more sparsely populated areas, and which neighborhoods had the highest and lowest number of applicants.
Please let me know if you have any additions or corrections for the list, and check out the full roster of members here.