Map Update (8/25/2017)

Below are the proposed developments submitted to the Planning Department during the week of August 21, 2017:

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Letter to the Editor: Six Percent Not Enough

Editor,

I was very saddened to read your August 18 story that “only six percent of new housing developments in Oakland are dedicated to low-income individuals.” Although I live in Oakland, I would like to see our East Bay cities engage in a massive, coordinated effort to identify affordable housing solutions. 

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Six Percent of Housing Under Construction in Oakland is Affordable

On August 10, the city released a progress report on its efforts to achieve goals laid out in its A Roadmap Toward Equity:  Housing Solutions for Oakland, California, a framework the City Council adopted in 2015 for how the city would address its housing crisis. 

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In Case You Missed It...

Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of August 14, 2017:

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What You Told Us: Mayor Libby Schaaf and Congresswoman Barbara Lee Most Trustworthy

Oakland residents’ trust seems to lie most with citywide elected officials. In the Conduit’s recent Survey Monkey poll, residents were asked, “Which Oakland elected official do you trust the most?”

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The Votes Weren’t All In: Where People Want a New Oakland A’s Ballpark

A month ago, the Oakland Conduit asked residents in a Survey Monkey poll: “The Oakland A’s are considering three main locations for their new stadium. At which of the three locations would you most like to see the stadium?”

People could choose the current Coliseum site, Laney College, or Howard Terminal.

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Opinion: How Unions Help Fight Recidivism and Help the Community

By Sadakao Whittington---In Oakland’s current building boom, there is a great debate among residents and members of the local government about when union labor should be used at construction sites. Some people feel that unions add too much to the costs of building. In a time when available housing stock is low, we need to build, build, build. Others believe that the benefits unions provide help local workers gain the resources they themselves need to keep their homes in this increasingly expensive city. 

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What Would Happen if the A’s Came to the Neighborhood?

By Will Connell and Emma Colburn---The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that Peralta Community College District Chancellor Jowel Laguerre has come around to the idea of building the new A’s ballpark at district office property near Laney College. This makes it even more likely that the Peralta site will be picked for the new stadium.

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In Case You Missed It...

Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of August 7, 2017:

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Which Oakland Elected Official Do You Trust The Most?

Take the Conduit's latest Survey Monkey poll

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