This fall, the City of Somerville will attempt to address some development challenges through changes to the zoning code. It’s also an important opportunity for our members to make sure that real community benefits are required in that code. Read more about Get in the Zone
The Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) and Local Initiatives Support’ Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a First Source Program Case Manager. The candidate will ideally begin service on October 1, 2016, and serve a minimum of 1,700 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2017.
On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed Bill H.4303, an Act establishing the Somerville Municipal Job Creation and Retention Trust. SCC’s Jobs for Somerville committee celebrated this critical step in the long-term process to create a Jobs Trust Fund that will link commercial real estate development in Somerville to jobs creation and workforce development for the City’s residents. Read more about New Somerville Jobs Trust
As the City of Somerville prepares for a zoning overhaul that will enable new development in Union Square, Union United – a community coalition supported by SCC – continues to bring community members together around the goal of development without displacement. Read more about United for a Better Union Square