What We Do

Save Lafayette is active in many areas and in recent years has:

  • Supported the recent school bond measure, 
  • Defended citizens’ right to vote in a referendum, 
  • Acted to protect jobs and businesses in the downtown area, 
  • Participated in live evacuation drills with 100+ first responders,
  • Endorsed Lafayette’s 2019 Strategic Plan’s emergency preparedness goals,
  • Helped publicize the need for social distancing and other safety measures.
  • Encouraged residents to run for office and apply for the volunteer commissions that carry out important city functions.

Watchdog

Governments always need watchdogs and reasonable oversight.  Ever since Lafayette city staff failed to enact the City Council’s directive in 2010 to rezone the land on Deer Hill Road in a timely fashion, we have had to mount repeated campaigns to prevent that land from being turned into dense housing at the worst possible location for traffic, air quality, and safe evacuation. 

As watchdogs, we attend meetings of City Council and (when appropriate) commissions. We communicate directly with council members and city staff to sustain our quality of life.

Research

You probably already know that Lafayette is full of very bright, educated, active citizens who are professionals in their fields. That includes Save Lafayette members. So when we investigate an issue, we dig deep and find the facts. Visit Challenges Facing Lafayette for reports we have prepared.

You are warmly welcomed to bring your expertise to our team.

Inform

We have initiated street corner leafleting, sent out newsletters, designed and paid for advertisements in Lamorinda Weekly, and launched our renewed website (savelafayette.org).