Sunday 31st of May 2020 06:39:30 AM GMT

City of Oakland Awarded Funding for East and West Oakland Neighborhood Environmental Planning

healthy-communitieshealthy-communities
(Last Updated On: December 29, 2018)
East Oakland BHC

East Oakland BHC

Oakland, CA — Two Oakland, CA neighborhoods were awarded grants of $170,000 each to begin planning their neighborhood’s transformation into sustainable climate communities.

The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) unanimously approved $1.6 million in competitive Planning Grants to 10 recipients across the state to help local jurisdictions plan strategies to reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality, and build resiliency in the face of a changing climate. These efforts are undertaken with a focus on low-income and disadvantaged communities.

Led by the City of Oakland Planning Bureau, the East Oakland Resilient Neighborhoods Initiative – a partnership of the City and three East Oakland-based community organizations—supports community driven, neighborhood-wide resilience planning. Focus areas include health, green infrastructure, urban greening without gentrification/displacement, active transit, renewable energy, and mitigation and resilience strategies that engage, educate, and empower residents.

The grant was awarded to the City and non-profit partners East Oakland Building Healthy Communities, the HOPE Collaborative, and the Oakland Climate Action Coalition. Together, these groups will connect existing and emerging neighborhood plans to develop an actionable plan that informs the City’s focus on equity, environmental justice, anti-displacement, and sustainable economic and workforce development. Residents and community groups of six East Oakland neighborhoods will lead planning efforts. Neighborhoods include Brookfield Village/Columbia Gardens; Coliseum/Rudsdale/Lockwood/Havenscourt; Highland/Elmhurst; Sobrante Park; Stonehurst; and Melrose.

“We are excited about the opportunity that these grants afford for community collaboration and partnership with the City”, states Planning and Building Director William Gilchrist. “We have a commitment to all Oakland residents, understanding the attention needed in those neighborhoods underrepresented by environmental advocacy and action. This grant provides key funding to support actionable planning with key resident input.”

The West Oakland grant, awarded to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, supports the launch of the Adapt Oakland Green Infrastructure Masterplan focusing on air pollution mitigation. The planning partners will work on collaborative problem-solving and design processes to reduce air pollution exposure and health impacts. The resulting project – green infrastructure spanning the freeway corridor in the Prescott neighborhood – seeks to address the needs of this “hotspot” for air pollution. Grant money will fund the community participatory research and design phases of the outreach and education, citizen science activities, multi-stakeholder advocacy and engagement, and the development of a design and implantation plan.

“Freeways and the freight industry have a huge impact on community health risk in all our Oakland flat-land neighborhoods”, says Brian Beveridge, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project cofounder. “There are options available to “green” freeways and reduce impacts on local-residents. This project allows us to explore these opportunities in a real-world situation.”

The City and its partner organizations will host a series of East Oakland neighborhood meetings for local-residents to participate in the planning, with a Convening expected in June.

Oakland News Now @OaklandNewsNow is by Zennie62Media, Inc. with CEO Zenophon Abraham AKA Zennie62 YouTube Partner, Oakland California blogger / vlogger Zennie Abraham @ZennieAbraham . Hire @Zennie62Media, Inc to tell your story.

Zennie62Media uses smartphones enabling our 98-blog network, specially-made blogs, website, social media platforms covering politics, news, sports, and tech, @Oaklandcitynews, Oakland City Council, North Oakland, East Oakland, Montclair, Adams Point, Uptown Oakland food culture, BBQ Becky Dr. Jennifer Schulte , Jogger Joe Henry Sintay, Oakland crime news, Bank of America loans, COVID-19 updates, homeless news, SF Bay Area news, @breakingnewsbayarea, Atlanta news, Chevron Ecuador, Steven Donziger, Fayetteville GA news, @FayettevilleGA Fayette County Georgia, San Francisco news, San Jose news. Also, Academy Awards / The Oscars entertainment,Tom Hanks, Skyline High School, Oakland Sports, Oakland Panthers, Oakland Coliseum, Honda of Oakland, Oakland Arena, Oakland Raiders, Las Vegas Raiders, Las Vegas Stadium Construction, Allegiant Stadium, NBA, NFL, NFL Draft, NFL Combine, CES Las Vegas tech, San Diego Comic Con sci-fi. @GrandLakeTheater @LasVegasHotels

Zennie62Media has content development and online reputation management clients like Insight Terminal Solutions @InsightTerminalSolutions and The Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal, with California Capital Investment Group Managing Partner Phillip Phil Tagami @PhilTagami co-developer, @JohnSiegel John Siegel as ITS CEO – exposing coal and Oakland fake news. Zennie62 has helped Maria Ayerdi Kaplan @MariaAyerdiKaplan, developer of Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco, Kofi Bonner, and Flowsent capture the Oakland Cannabis Delivery Dispensary @OaklandCannabis market with fitness model female bodybuilder Laura Ehlen and weedmaps help. We’ve partnered with CoLoursTV, CNN, YouTube, Google, NBC, Vice, Oakland Post / Post News Group, Landis PR, and other media organizations. Competition: The SF Chronicle, Las Vegas Review Journal, East Bay Express, Oakland Tribune.

Zennie62 interviews celebrities like Lars Frykman, Bill Boyd, Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, Raiders Owner Mark Davis, Raider Legend Raymond Chester, NY Giants Owner John Mara, @SportsTalk Tony Bruno, Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg, Henry Sintay Oakland’s “Jogger Joe”, Cam Newton, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Tanis Parenteau, Scott Kidd, Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Lou Ferrigno, Lindsey Vonn hot legs, Blake Neely, SDCC’s David Glanzer, Publicist Edward Lozzi. Topics like Oakland Apartment rents, WordPress, CVS Mail Order and Pharmacy, Kaiser Permanente, Rosa’s Home Cooking Restaurant, The Studio Cafe, @OaklandCityCouncil, Mountain View, CA, London, England, Moscow, Russia, blacks in tech, Tackett Bartlett LLP @TackettBartlettLLP, Jameis Winston, Pinewood Studios Atlanta, Jeff Miller, Joceyln Moore, Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota, Yanqing Ye, UC Berkeley, NFL Owners Meeting, NFL Annual Meeting, Eli Lilly Coronavirus COVID-19 vacine, Summit Bank Oakland, Bank of America.

Also Pat Abraham Yerger, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf @LibbySchaaf, Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas, Dan Kalb of District 1, Loren Taylor, Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Sheng Thao, Noel Gallo, Robert Bobb, Rebecca Kaplan, Larry Reid, Tech Entrepreneur Sarah Lacy, Personal Trainer Megan Avalon Buffed Barbie, Social Media Pioneer Marc Canter, SF Mayor London Breed, Scott McKibben, CA Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, Schools Superintendent Tony Thurmond, Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett @BenBartlett, Raiders Charles Woodson, 49ers Jerry Rice, Grand Lake Theater Oakland Owner Allan Michaan, Irvine City Manager John Russo, Guy Fieri, Oakland CAO Edward Reiskin, Raiders Coach Jon Gruden Running Back Josh Jacobs, Stanford HC David Shaw, Tri Ngo, Falcons Coach Dan Quinn, Michael Mina, and NFL Draft Mr. Irrelevant Head Melanie Fitch and Paul Satala. Subscribe to Zennie Abraham’s @Zennie62 YouTube Channel, today!

About the Author

Zennie Abraham
Zennie Abraham is the CEO of Zennie62Media
;

Oakland News Now Recent Blog Posts