This is the archive of the meetings of the Development Action Team.

Following a first meeting that introduced the concept and work of the Action Teams, four subsequent meetings focused on identifying issues and opportunities for a series of topics. This input was used to establish an initial list of strategies to develop through the summer of 2021. Between now and then, staff and the Action Team members will focus on conducting additional research and outreach to fully develop strategies for the Development chapter of the Oakland Plan.

Step 1: Issues and Opportunities (11/2020 - 2/2021)

Topic 1

Topic 1: Urban Sustainable Design

Covered at Meeting 2 (11/5/2020)

For Meeting 2, staff attempted to use the "character areas" identified in the Existing Conditions Report to focus in on different parts of the neighborhood. In reality, discussions ended up covering issues and opportunities for all of Oakland, so the notes below do not necessarily align with specific areas. After Meeting 2, a more simplified format was used for the meetings to allow for more free flowing discussions.

Existing Conditions Character Areas

Neighborhood Character Areas

Issues

What's happening today? Projects, places, organizations, efforts. What’s not working or could be going better?
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Opportunities

What are the opportunities for the future of Oakland related to this topic? Think about what you've seen elsewhere or dreamed could happen. This can be both specific ideas or bigger visionary ideas.
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What information do we need to know?

What information do we need to know in order to develop strategies to adequately address these issues and opportunities? Are there organizations or people who already have this? Do we need to develop our own data? Do we need to gather it through public engagement? If the latter, what ideas do you have for getting that information?
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District Character Areas

Issues

What's happening today? Projects, places, organizations, efforts. What’s not working or could be going better?
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Opportunities

What are the opportunities for the future of Oakland related to this topic? Think about what you've seen elsewhere or dreamed could happen. This can be both specific ideas or bigger visionary ideas.
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What information do we need to know?

What information do we need to know in order to develop strategies to adequately address these issues and opportunities? Are there organizations or people who already have this? Do we need to develop our own data? Do we need to gather it through public engagement? If the latter, what ideas do you have for getting that information?
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Corridor Character Areas

Issues

What's happening today? Projects, places, organizations, efforts. What’s not working or could be going better?
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Opportunities

What are the opportunities for the future of Oakland related to this topic? Think about what you've seen elsewhere or dreamed could happen. This can be both specific ideas or bigger visionary ideas.
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What information do we need to know?

What information do we need to know in order to develop strategies to adequately address these issues and opportunities? Are there organizations or people who already have this? Do we need to develop our own data? Do we need to gather it through public engagement? If the latter, what ideas do you have for getting that information?
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This is the end of this topic. Please do not continue on to the next topic until the next breakout group.

Topic 2

Topic 2: Land Use Policy and Regulation

Covered at Meeting 2 (11/5/2020)

For Meeting 2, staff attempted to use the "character areas" identified in the Existing Conditions Report to focus in on different parts of the neighborhood. In reality, discussions ended up covering issues and opportunities for all of Oakland, so the notes below do not necessarily align with specific areas. After Meeting 2, a more simplified format was used for the meetings to allow for more free flowing discussions.

Existing Conditions Character Areas

Neighborhood Character Areas

Issues

What's happening today? Projects, places, organizations, efforts. What’s not working or could be going better?
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Opportunities

What are the opportunities for the future of Oakland related to this topic? Think about what you've seen elsewhere or dreamed could happen. This can be both specific ideas or bigger visionary ideas.
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What information do we need to know?

What information do we need to know in order to develop strategies to adequately address these issues and opportunities? Are there organizations or people who already have this? Do we need to develop our own data? Do we need to gather it through public engagement? If the latter, what ideas do you have for getting that information?
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District Character Areas

Issues

What's happening today? Projects, places, organizations, efforts. What’s not working or could be going better?
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Opportunities

What are the opportunities for the future of Oakland related to this topic? Think about what you've seen elsewhere or dreamed could happen. This can be both specific ideas or bigger visionary ideas.
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What information do we need to know?

What information do we need to know in order to develop strategies to adequately address these issues and opportunities? Are there organizations or people who already have this? Do we need to develop our own data? Do we need to gather it through public engagement? If the latter, what ideas do you have for getting that information?
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Corridor Character Areas

Issues

What's happening today? Projects, places, organizations, efforts. What’s not working or could be going better?
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Opportunities

What are the opportunities for the future of Oakland related to this topic? Think about what you've seen elsewhere or dreamed could happen. This can be both specific ideas or bigger visionary ideas.
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What information do we need to know?

What information do we need to know in order to develop strategies to adequately address these issues and opportunities? Are there organizations or people who already have this? Do we need to develop our own data? Do we need to gather it through public engagement? If the latter, what ideas do you have for getting that information?
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Topic 3

Topic 3: Housing

Please note: After Meeting 2, a more simplified format was used for the meetings to allow for more free flowing discussions. Issues and opportunities were discussed across all of Oakland instead of by "character area" as attempted at Meeting 2.

Issues

What's happening today? Projects, places, organizations, efforts. What’s not working or could be going better?
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Opportunities

What are the opportunities for the future of Oakland related to this topic? Think about what you've seen elsewhere or dreamed could happen. This can be both specific ideas or bigger visionary ideas.
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What are the next steps?

Do we need focus groups? Do we need surveys? Field trips (virtual)? Should we have homework for the next meeting where we discuss these topics? Do you know of residents, property owners, or other stakeholders we could to talk to about these issues?
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This is the end of this topic. Please do not continue on to the next topic until the next breakout group.

Topic 4

Topic 4: Equitable Economic Development

Presentations at Meeting 3 (12/2/2020) with Discussions at Meeting 4 (1/6/2021)

Please note: After Meeting 2, a more simplified format was used for the meetings to allow for more free flowing discussions. Issues and opportunities were discussed across all of Oakland instead of by "character area" as attempted at Meeting 2. After the presentations, the Action Team decided to postpone their discussions until the following month to allow for more time to cover this important topic.

Issues

What's happening today? Projects, places, organizations, efforts. What’s not working or could be going better?
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Opportunities

What are the opportunities for the future of Oakland related to this topic? Think about what you've seen elsewhere or dreamed could happen. This can be both specific ideas or bigger visionary ideas.
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What are the next steps?

Do we need focus groups? Do we need surveys? Field trips (virtual)? Should we have homework for the next meeting where we discuss these topics? Do you know of residents, property owners, or other stakeholders we could to talk to about these issues?
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This is the end of this topic. Please do not continue on to the next topic until the next breakout group.

Topic 5

Topic 5: Transit Oriented Corridors and Nodes

Covered at Meeting 5 (2/3/2021)

Please note: After Meeting 2, a more simplified format was used for the meetings to allow for more free flowing discussions. Issues and opportunities were discussed across all of Oakland instead of by "character area" as attempted at Meeting 2.

Issues

What's happening today? Projects, places, organizations, efforts. What’s not working or could be going better?
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Opportunities

What are the opportunities for the future of Oakland related to this topic? Think about what you've seen elsewhere or dreamed could happen. This can be both specific ideas or bigger visionary ideas.
Loading Conversation

What are the next steps?

Do we need focus groups? Do we need surveys? Field trips (virtual)? Should we have homework for the next meeting where we discuss these topics? Do you know of residents, property owners, or other stakeholders we could to talk to about these issues?
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