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12 Days in the Life of CPI

March 21, 2008 -- Center on Policy Initiatives

By Donald Cohen, CPI Executive Director

We're used to a fast pace at CPI.  But we outdid ourselves during a recent 12-day stretch: We published new research, won new policy at City Hall, involved hundreds of people in a complex policy campaign, and maintained almost daily presence in local media.  The following chronology provides a picture of the work of CPI’s fantastic eight-person staff and demonstrates the media, policy and organizing impact we are having in San Diego.

One Hill Coalition Appeals Planning Commission Approval of New Penguins Arena Master Development Plan

February 19, 2008 -- Pittsburgh UNITED

Pittsburgh UNITED has brought attention to the need for a CBA around the new Pittsburgh Penguins hockey arena development in the Hill District and some of the gaps in the local development process through its recent actions – most notably the appeal of the Pittsburgh City Planning Commission’s decision to approve the arena master development plan.  The events leading up to this decision and subsequent appeal are quite complex as illustrated in the timetable below:

It's Time to Turn Up the Heat! The Port of Oakland is Dragging Its Feet!

February 19, 2008 -- East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable...

For the past year, the Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports (CCSP) has been fighting to fix the broken Port trucking system that has created a public health crisis in our community and poor working conditions for Port truck drivers.   Environmental, faith, religious and community activists recently met with Oakland Port Executive Director Omar Benjamin and his staff to express their alarm over environmental and health problems caused by diesel pollution generated at the Port; sweats

Moving Forward

February 19, 2008 -- Leslie Moody

There is tremendous movement being built in metro cities all across the country.  Working people are energized about change, civically engaged in record numbers, and hopeful that 2008 will bring real economic prosperity and justice for all.  Answering the call for change, our work continues to push the limits of what can be accomplished to alleviate poverty, build the middle class, and ultimately sh

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