Apr 6 2022

City: Inclusive Community Real Estate Practices For Piedmont: April 7

On Thursday, April 7th at 4:30 p.m., the City of Piedmont will present a virtual [via Zoom] discussion entitled “Welcome to Piedmont:Real Estate Practices In Support of an Inclusive Community.”

The City of Piedmont meeting will be co-sponsored with Piedmont League of Women Voters, Piedmont Anti-Racism and Diversity Committee, and Piedmont Racial Equity Campaign.

Community members and real estate professionals are invited to participate in this online community conversation which will include a brief presentation that sets the historical and current context for real estate practices and their impact on the makeup of our community, followed by a moderated panel discussion on the benefits of creating an intentionally inclusive environment.

Come brainstorm ideas for how the residents of Piedmont and the real estate community can develop best practices that affirm Piedmont’s commitment to be a more welcoming and diverse community.

The event will be moderated by Carol Galante, Founder of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley and panelists will include Maureen Kennedy, retired Piedmont agent; Farrah Wilder, California Association of Realtors; Ashley Gardner, California Housing Finance Agency.

“Real estate transactions and the interplay between sellers, real estate professionals and potential buyers is one piece of a complex puzzle we are striving to solve… how to bring more diversity to Piedmont,” said City Administrator Sara Lillevand. “We look forward to an engaging dialogue focused on evolving practices and new ideas to help shape the Piedmont of the future.”

To participate in this event, please use the Zoom Registration Link (https://piedmont-cagov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zGnJ-AWnT4KFzrNxe2mKlg)

Note: Registration for the event requires personal information and becomes a part of the City’s public record on attendees. 


Government Code Section – California Legislative Information

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A member of the public shall not be required, as a condition to attendance at a meeting of a legislative body of a local agency, to register his or her name ..

What is a meeting?

A meeting, as defined by the Brown Act, is “any congregation of a majority of the members of a legislative body at the same time and place to hear, discuss or deliberate upon any item that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the legislative body” (§ 54952.2 (a)).

B. Meetings: The central provision of the Brown Act requires that all “meetings” of a legislative body be open and public. The Brown Act definition of the term “meeting” (Section 54952.2) is a very broad definition that encompasses almost every gathering of a majority of Council members and includes: “Any congregation of a majority of members of a legislative body at the same time and place to hear, discuss, or deliberate upon any item that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the legislative body or the local agency to which it pertains.”

In plain English, this means that a meeting is any gathering of a majority of members to hear or discuss any item of city business or potential city business.

PCA 2022-03-22 Welcome to Piedmont – Real Estate Practices Event – Updated Time

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