CP Bas' office advocated and secured funding in the FY 2019-21 budget to launch a Chinatown Business Improvement District feasibility study. In summer 2021, this new Chinatown Community Benefits District was created and will provide dedicated, ongoing resources to increase safety, clean streets and sidewalks, and marketing for the success of Chinatown businesses.
Authored funding to add a public toilet in Madison Park and to upgrade and repair Madison Park's irrigation system.
Authored funding to renovate and expand Lincoln Square Park and Recreation Center.
Authored funding to launch Chinatown Community Ambassadors with Family Bridges in Summer 2021 with support from Oakland Chinatown Coalition. The Program helps create a welcoming, caring and safe environment in Oakland Chinatown, and sustains neighborhood health and wellness by promoting community and relationship building; reducing violence; restoring feelings of security, especially for our seniors; and creating an integrated, coordinated model for public safety.
Secured funding for lighting improvements in Chinatown to support small businesses and public safety.
Secured funding to improve Asian Branch Library
Secured funding to improve Main Library Branch on 14th St.
Secured funding to support OMCA / Oakland Museum of California to expand the scope of their seismic retrofitting project to include water, energy, and ADA compliance.
Spearheaded efforts to support the launch of the Museum of Jazz and Art / MOJA at the Fire Alarm Building Site at 1310 Oak Street, to prioritize cultural equity and historic preservation, to be a beacon of light for artists, especially Black artists, a place to learn and dream for our students, and a new source of economic opportunity.