Jul 13, 2019

East Oakland Neighborhoods Initiative Final Convening.

Please join us for the final meeting of the East Oakland Neighborhoods Initiative! Throughout our year of community outreach, we have collected resident feedback on transportation, housing, economic development, parks, and other important issues in East Oakland. During our final convening, we will be sharing our findings, as well as…


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We have completed our year of community outreach, and are ready to share our results! Please join us on Saturday July 13th at Tassafaronga Rec Center (975 85th Avenue) as we present our findings and recommended next steps. We want to hear from YOU if we missed anything, or if our results match your goals for your community!

For more background on the project, see below.

Throughout the year of planning, the East Oakland Neighborhoods Initiative will host twenty community meetings throughout six individual neighborhoods:

- Melrose

- Highland/Elmhurst

- Sobrante Park

- Brookfield Village/Columbia Gardens

- Stonehurst

- Coliseum/Rusdale/Lockwood/Havenscourt.

A cohort of resident-leaders will facilitate community outreach, convening, and data collection, and receive capacity-building trainings on planning & land use, environmental justice, and facilitation. Throughout this community engagement process, we will collect residents’ input on goals, issues, concerns, and priorities for their neighborhoods. The East Oakland Neighborhoods Initiative planning process will serve as a model for equitable partnership in building just, healthy, resilient, and prosperous neighborhoods. This work will culminate in a presentation to the community and a report to the State of California summarizing the year’s findings, and outlining goals and recommendations for future development.

Our community partners for the East Oakland Neighborhood Initiative Include:

- Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project

- Brower/Dellums Institute for Sustainable Policy Studies

- Communities for a Better Environment

- East Oakland Building Healthy Communities

- Higher Ground Neighborhood Development Corporation

- HOPE Collaborative

- Local Clean Energy Alliance

- Oakland Climate Action Coalition

- Original Scraper Bike Team

- Planting Justice

- Sobrante Park Resident Action Council

- Urban Releaf

- East Oakland Collective