The City of Oakland is excited to announce a relaunched and expanded process for developing a specific plan for Downtown.
The expanded public process will include activities beginning this summer and continuing through the end of 2017, and will engage stakeholders and incorporate stakeholders from underrepresented communities. It has started with a series of activities targeted to leaders in communities of color and other communities whose voices are often not included in policy decisions.
The next phase is a series of working group meetings on four topic areas based on issues the community identified during the first phase of the specific plan process:
Social Equity Working Group Meetings
- Monday, July 31: Housing, Affordability, Jobs, Training & Economic Opportunity
- Tuesday, August 1: Arts & Culture
- Wednesday, August 2: Streets, Connectivity & Built Environment
- Thursday, August 3: Sustainability, Health, Safety, Recreation & Open Space
If these more intensive working groups are not for you, there will be other opportunities to participate in the planning process. There will be a series of neighborhood design meetings in October and public workshops in late 2017/early 2018 to help develop the draft plan. Stay tuned for more information!
The new EQTDTO (Equity in Downtown Oakland) outreach website for the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan is now live! Be sure to check it for more updates: https://www.eqtdto.com/
For plan documents and more information about the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan, please visit the following link: http://www.oaklandnet.com/plandowntownoaklandRSVP here