Starting in Fall 2015, the City of Oakland began considering revisions to its public land policy. After important community responses raised questions about both the suggested policy changes and the process by which they were created, the City agreed to work with community-based organizations in the Oakland Citywide Anti-Displacement Network to develop and implement a community-led process that would lead to a policy that prioritizes public land for public good.
The City owns a number of pieces of land which it sometimes sells or leases for development. These pieces of land are important public assets and our Network would like to ensure a transparent and community-oriented process and standards for the development of this land.
The goal now is for a group of leaders in the City to work with leaders from the Oakland Citywide Network to more thoroughly engage in a process of co-creating a policy for Oakland’s City Council by the end of Summer 2017. This survey is a crucial part of ensuring that community priorities are part of the discussion. We understand that some of the issues presented here are challenging but appreciate your input. If you have questions about the survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oakland Citywide Network includes the following community organizations: Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), Causa Justa :: Just Cause, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE), Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ), East 12th Coalition, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE), East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC), East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO), Oakland Community Organizations (OCO), Oakland Rising, Public Advocates, and others.