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LWVPA Social Policy Positions

SOCIAL POLICY

HOUSING (Revised 1990, 2002, 2010)
Support of policies and actions by the City of Palo Alto towards the goals of: maintaining the vitality of both immediate and larger neighborhoods, including the general green and open feeling of all residential neighborhoods; improving the diversity of housing opportunities for all economic levels, ages and ethnicities; ensuring that all housing is open to everyone without discrimination based on gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or marital status; promoting a balance of jobs and housing; and promoting regional planning and programs.

EDUCATION (Revised 1993)
Support of community involvement including parents, students, certified and classified employees, and residents of our district in evaluation, with consequences, of certified and classified employees and of locally developed educational programs.

Support of a budget-making process in the PAUSD which promotes school board and citizen involvement and understanding.

Support of a PAUSD budget format which serves the needs of its users: the Board of Trustees, the administration, and the public.

COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES (1977, 1987)
Support of planning for human services in Palo Alto using a broad definition of human services and considering services provided by both government and the private sector.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE (joint position with LWV Los Altos-Mountain View and Cupertino-Sunnyvale) (1985, 1986)
Support for the local Community College District

Support of a locally controlled public Community College District that meets the diverse needs of the District's population. (1986)

Support of a Community College District that is supported by public funds controlled by the Board of Trustees.

CHILDREN AT RISK (1996)
Support of the following Policy Statement: (in concurrence with LWVC) The LWV of Palo Alto is committed to the principles that all children are entitled to safe nurturing care and that caring for children is a societal as well as a family responsibility.

The LWV of Palo Alto supports programs and policies that would effectively coordinate and integrate services that meet basic human needs, prevent or reduce poverty, and promote self-sufficiency for individuals.

For more detail, see Social Policy Positions