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August 21, 2005
DO WE NEED (MORE) REDEVELOPMENT IN OAKLAND?
Mark Your Calendars!!
The City of Oakland’s Redevelopment Agency and Councilperson Jane Brunner want to add 800 acres of North Oakland to an existing redevelopment area. Most of Oakland is ALREADY under redevelopment. The area to be added--the southern Berkeley border to MacAuthur Blvd., Telegraph Ave to the Emeryville border--is genetrifying like crazy with housing prices ranging from $500,000--$800,000 and private capital launching trendy restaurants, shops and condos.
The purpose of the expansion is clearly NOT the alleviation of blight, but to capture the $385 million + in tax increment money that would otherwise go to the General Fund. The General Fund, meanwhile, is further depleted as most of Oakland is already IN redevelopment. Thus, Oakland voters are continually asked to generously support parcel taxes and bond measures for the police, fire, libraries, capital improvements, and other basic services the General Fund should provide for.
Come and find out where the $385 million goes.
Discuss what is to be done about redevelopment uses and abuses at this
WHERE: Omni Ballroom, 4799 Shattuck Ave., the North Oakland landmark,
WHEN: Sun. Aug. 28, 1:00. Free admission. Light refreshments. Please
Event info: Bob Brokl/Al Crofts (510)655-3841 or email@example.comPosted by Coalition Webbies at August 21, 2005 08:54 AM