EBASE convenes Oakland United, an East Oakland coalition of residents, workers, faith leaders, youth, community organizations and unions. Collectively, the group represent tens of thousands of people who believe that if done right, the Coliseum Redevelopment Project has the potential to transform East Oakland by creating good jobs, affordable housing, a healthy environment, and accessible transit. We are expanding our focus to include the entire Oakland Airport corridor, where hotels and other businesses are making their home. The Coliseum/Airport area includes valuable pieces of publicly-owned land, and the development will use public funds. We are working to ensure that these all serve public good.

The heart and soul of Oakland is at stake, and the Coliseum City development could dramatically change our city. Will it be a corporate development that pushes long-term residents and workers out? Or will we create an authentic Oakland neighborhood that preserves our cultural fabric and our diversity, and allows the existing community to stay?

We want Oakland to be a place where everyone can afford to live, work, play, and worship. For that to happen, we need a community-driven development plan for Coliseum City that includes good jobs, affordable housing, clean air, and accessible transit.

Let’s come together hold our elected leaders accountable to our community’s needs, and urge them to include us in negotiations!

EBASE and FAME are part of the Oakland United Coalition, which also includes ACCE, Building Trades Council (Alameda County), Causa Justa::Just Cause, Communities for a Better Environment, East Bay Housing Organizations, Public Advocates, Oakland Community Organizations, SEIU-USWW, Urban Peace Movement, and UNITE HERE Local 2850.

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