The Just Recovery Alliance

In the wake of the terrible firestorm that hit Sonoma County in October of 2017, North Bay Jobs with Justice quickly mobilized community, environmental, housing and labor organizations to meet and form the Alliance for a Just, Equitable and Sustainable Recovery (Just Recovery Alliance for short). The Just Recovery Alliance meets the first Thursday of every month to review current issues facing our community in regards to the rebuild, and has been working since November of 2017 to put together a policy platform with which individuals and organizations can use to help ensure our community recovers not just for some but for all. 

So what IS a Just, Equitable and Sustainable Recovery? 

Our Alliance believes that a truly just recovery from any natural disaster requires a holistic approach, and that: 

  • Structural issues of inequality, climate crisis, and racial and environmental justice are part of the recovery and rebuilding process;

  • The most impacted community must have a meaningful voice at the table of all decisions made;

  • All recovery and rebuilding processes are transparent, inclusive, and create economic opportunity for low-income communities and eliminate environmental disparities across communities;

  • Combine our strengths as independent organizations, groups, places of worship, and labor unions to touch on four major areas of recovery and rebuilding: Good Jobs, Affordable Housing, Sustainable Energy and Green Construction, and Community Engagement/Democratic planning.

  • Read the full Mission and Purpose Statement here. 
  • Declaración de Misión y Objetivo de La Alianza para una Recuperación Justa

Documents/Documentos: 

1. Our Policy Common Agenda for a Just, Equitable and Sustainable Recovery

    Agenda común para una Recuperación Justa, Equitativa y Sostenible para la Ciudad de Santa Rosa y el Condado de Sonoma 

2. Our 2018 Santa Rosa Emergency Plan for Increasing Revenue

   Plan de Emergencia para Abordar la Crisis del Empleo de Bajos Ingresos y de Vivienda Accesible en Santa Rosa Junio del     

   2018

 

Events and Media:

A Just Recovery Forum 

July 19th, 6-8pm Christ Unite Methodist 

Hear from several speakers on their experience as fire survivors and how the recovery has impacted them, then get a chance to meet the organizational members of the Just Recovery Alliance and sign up to take action on advancing the Common Agenda for a Just Recovery 

Just Cause: Grassroots alliance announces plan for inclusive, just wildfire recovery 

Article by Brandon McCapes of The Bohemian