As someone who lives on the border of GGNRA, I am a beneficiary of all those who came before me to protect our open space and natural environment in Marin. I am part of HCAG because we have an untenable housing crisis, and we need to work together to do something about it now. We have scant options for our local workforce, seniors, and young people starting out in their adult lives, and that will create bigger problems in the long run. People of common sense and good will absolutely can and should come together to advocate for housing solutions and find wise compromises among Marin’s often conflicting priorities.
Diana Conti has been a Trustee of the College of Marin since 2009. She has directed a broad variety of nonprofits for more than three decades and is currently CEO of PARCA, which serves people with developmental disabilities. She was the founding board president of Brilliant Corners, which provides housing and services for special needs and low-income populations.