This activity breaks the draft vision statement into bite sized chunks. Excerpts from the draft vision statement are shown below in large blue text with information about the intent of the excerpt and questions below it. Clicking "Next Section" will take you to the next chunk of the vision statement. You will work through the full draft vision statement, which can also be found at the bottom of this page for reference.

For Reference: Full Draft Vision Statement

Oakland is a great place to live, work, learn, and play, and a globally important center of innovation, healthcare, and education. Institutions, organizations, and businesses work with residents to overcome inequities based on discrimination to ensure Oakland is welcoming to everyone regardless of race, gender, age, ability, or identity. Students are viewed as neighbors, partners in progress, and future long-term residents. Oakland welcomes and embraces the contributions of its immigrant and newcomer community, supporting them as they build their lives in this country and this community. Buildings, open spaces, and infrastructure are carefully designed to create a place that is sustainable, healthy, attractive, and resilient. This is a community that takes pride in its history and rich cultural heritage, a pride that is evident in Oakland’s many cultural institutions, historic and new buildings of outstanding quality, and public art – and in the long history of this place as a home for new immigrants, working people, entrepreneurs, and students. The public and non-profit sectors work together to implement housing strategies that overcome long-standing issues of resident displacement due to the high demand for housing. These strategies provide the types of housing and levels of affordability needed to ensure opportunities to live close to work and school, while retaining existing residents, offering opportunities to age in place, and reducing displacement of Oakland's BIPOC community.