Projects

The Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland (MACRO) Program

The Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland (MACRO) Program is a community response program for non-violent, non-emergency 911 calls. The purpose of MACRO is to meet the needs of the community with a compassionate care first response model grounded in empathy, service, and community. MACRO's goal is to reduce responses by police, resulting in fewer arrests and negative interactions, and increased access to community-based services and resources for impacted individuals and families, and most especially for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

Uptown Wayfinding Signage Pilot Project

Funding by a State of California grant, the Uptown Wayfinding Signage Pilot Project brought together City staff and interested stakeholders to improve the signage in the triangle bounded by 14th Street, West Grand Avenue, San Pablo Avenue and Broadway.

Walk This Way

An interdisciplinary strategy to improve underpasses in Oakland.

Watershed Markers: Creeks Beneath Your Feet

Former creeks, now buried in culverts, are memorialized by a series of bronze relief sculptures embedded into sidewalks at locations above these culverts. The pieces portray stepping stones surrounded by native fauna that inhabit the creeks such as Rainbow Trout, Pacific Chorus Frogs, California Newts and dragonflies. Each site features five bronze “stepping stones” inviting the visitor to step across as if crossing a creek.

West Oakland Assessment Grants

In 2009, the US EPA awarded the City of Oakland two “community-wide” brownfield assessment grants totaling $400,000 for use in west Oakland.

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