Oakland, CA –The City of Oakland is updating our process to identify and select capital projects for funding. Capital projects improve and maintain Oakland’s public facilities and infrastructure. Capital projects can range from restoring aging fire stations to repaving broken streets to building new recreation centers.
These projects have a huge impact on the health and happiness of our community. The City wants community input to help build a process that produces a more equitable and transparent Capital Improvement Program. Our goal is a process rooted in community engagement, values, and priorities.
Between June 16 and June 30 the City will host four public information meetings, at locations chosen to make the meetings accessible for all community members to attend. These meetings will be interactive, so staff can share information and hear from the community. The information presented at all four meetings will be the same. Details for the four meetings are below:
Saturday June 16 from 10am-12pm
East Oakland Youth Development Center gymnasium
8200 International Boulevard
Wednesday, June 20 from 6pm-8pm
DeFremery Recreation Center
1651 Adeline Street
Saturday, June 23 from 10am-12pm
Main Library, Bradley Walters Auditorium
125 14th Street
Saturday, June 30, from 10am-12pm
Dimond Branch Library
3565 Fruitvale Avenue
In addition to these meetings hosted by the City, community members may see outreach team members at libraries and recreation centers, and at events hosted by community groups throughout Oakland.
The City is also seeking community input through an online survey for those who can’t attend a meeting. That survey – and more information about the CIP – is available online in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese translations, at this link:
Once this community input has been gathered, staff will review and analyze this input and use it to inform a revised project prioritization model that will be presented to the City Council for review in the fall.
For more information on the project, members of the press and the Oakland community can contact Public Information Officer Sean Maher at SMaher@oaklandnet.com.
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