East Oakland residents and mayoral candidates recently came together at the Oakland Speaks for Healthy Development Policy Makers Forum
to talk about how to ensure all of Oakland is thriving.
Planning for the evening began in July 2014 when we convened a group of 30 resident leaders for discussions about what Oakland needs to do to attract better paying jobs, improve transit and housing, and promote safety and clean air.
The residents came from every neighborhood of East Oakland. They are teachers, students, advocates, and retirees. They are teenagers and elders. They are black, white, Latino, and Asian.... Read more »