In Case You Missed It 6/29/2018

Here are top development stories in Oakland during the week of June 25, 2018

California Today: Who Gets to Decide Where to Build Housing?
Published by the New York Times on June 26, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/us/california-today-la-housing-vote.html
When state legislation designed to override local zoning laws and permit construction of apartment buildings in a half-mile swath around transit lines across California died earlier this year, opponents said the decision of where to build desperately needed housing should be left to local communities.

Oakland A's ask lawmakers for legal protection
Published by the Sacramento Bee on June 26, 2018
https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article213658189.html
The Oakland Athletics are asking California lawmakers to pass a bill that would effectively shield the organization from potential environmental lawsuits over construction of a new stadium.

Open Letter: Support the Right of African Americans to Work on City-funded Construction Projects
Published by the Oakland Post on June 22, 2018
http://www.oaklandpost.org/2018/06/22/open-letter-support-right-african-americans-work-city-funded-construction-projects/
To Council Members, Mayor, City Staff, and Members of the Public: Three principles should prevail in upcoming discussions of public land: 1) Democracy and transparency; 2) Racial justice and 3) Housing the current residents of Oakland. What Should Not Happen:

The Oakland City Council Takes Up Public Lands, Affordable Housing, And #PeoplesProposal
Published by Oakland News Now on June 27, 2018
http://oaklandnewsnow.com/index.php/2018/06/27/the-oakland-city-council-takes-up-public-lands-affordable-housing-and-peoplesproposal/
Hungry, it seems, to push out poor people of color, (just being honest) The City of Oakland and the Oakland City Council has embarked on a sad pattern of selling public land for the good of a private organization, and not the public. The latest example of this problem involved something called The Derby Parcel, and to Pacific West Communities, Inc for $450,000.

Can Tuff Sheds help Oakland ease the housing crisis?
Published by KALW on June 29, 2018
http://kalw.org/post/can-tuff-sheds-help-oakland-ease-housing-crisis#stream/0
Oakland’s trying a new response to its growing communities of homeless encampments: replacing some with gated communities of Tuff Sheds meant to help residents find their way to permanent housing.

Eviction Protections Could Be Extended to Thousands More Oakland Homes Through Proposed Ballot Measure
Published by East Bay Express on June 28, 2018
https://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2018/06/28/eviction-protections-could-be-extended-to-thousands-more-oakland-homes-through-proposed-ballot-measure
Oakland Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Noel Gallo want to dramatically expand the number of rental housing units in Oakland that are covered by the city's eviction protection law

It may take centuries to reach housing goals in Bay Area
Published by the Times Herald on June 28, 2018
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/article/NH/20180628/SPORTS/180629802
At its current level of housing construction, it would take the East Bay city of Concord more than 900 years to reach its 2040 housing goals, according to a new map from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).


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