In 2017, we saw a lot of sacrifices and compromises for tough votes, showing that we still have a lot of work to do in order to build the deep leadership we need for environmental justice in the legislature. Still, there were bright spots with 9 bills on CEJA and CEJA Action’s Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda signed into law. From advances in energy equity, clean transportation, immigration and housing rights, read our full analysis of EJ in the 2017 Legislative Session.
Our SB 1000 Toolkit showcases a wide range of best practices, methods and policies for local jurisdictions to adopt an EJ element, or integrate EJ-related goals, policies and objectives in their General Plans. Download the toolkit today to learn more about EJ planning, methods for identifying disadvantaged communities, plans for successful community engagement, potential funding sources, and other strategies for implementing the requirements of SB 1000.
Our EJ Scorecard is the only report on how California's elected officials are addressing environmental issues that impact low-income communities and communities of color. The Agency Assessment includes EJ Principles for Policy Implementation, with an analysis of how state regulatory agencies can improve their commitment to and inclusion of environmental justice within policy implementation.