Please join us to consider policy and design options to make Downtown Oakland the thriving, diverse, safe and equitable neighborhood that Oaklanders want to see at their city’s core. Based on the community’s feedback from two months of extensive public conversations, the City will be presenting ideas for solutions in a specific plan for Downtown to help meet the community’s needs, including:
- Policies and programs to protect and support artists, small businesses, and residents at all income levels, including options to develop funds needed to meet these needs
- Plans to encourage development that will fill in the gaps in our neighborhoods with living-wage jobs, new housing, new retail space and community benefits
- Designs for public streets and gathering places that welcome and connect all residents, with a focus on transit-accessible public spaces that are safe for bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street
6:00 pm: Arrival & Reception
6:30 pm: Presentation
7:30 pm: Open House
To experience some of the future possibilities firsthand, come to Frank Ogawa Plaza from February 4th through 6th for the Our City: Oakland Public Design Fair. The Plaza will be transformed into a place for people of all ages to play in new ways. Ten locally-built public design projects will premiere at the Fair, inviting residents and visitors alike to reimagine the future of our public space.
The City of Oakland is committed to advancing policy and institutional change to address structural inequality throughout Oakland. To support concrete steps toward this goal the Planning Department is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a social equity strategy that will guide this and future specific plans. The strategy would ensure that policies are developed to address the physical environment and economic conditions for all people, including those with the fewest resources, through the promotion of participatory engagement and positive social change.