Related to this idea: https://oakland.granicusideas.com/ideas/add-public-trash-cans-slash-enclosures-with-each-new-development
It's been 8 months since this chart has been updated. Would it be possible to update at least quarterly? The SF Business times can publish development map wiht data provided by the city, but citizens can't find this information publically... http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/ceda/documents/agenda/oak049918.pdf
So apparently, I learned from a planner that any NCPC can request to receive the weekly Application on File from the City. Some do. I believe there is a fee. Contact Cheryl Dunaway in Planning for more info. (510)238-2912.
And while you're at it, can you please include the zip codes and/or the council districts on this sheet:
It's now 56 pages and nearly impossible to find the ones in our beat that our neighborhood cares about.
Thank you for your response!
Thank you!! That is really great news. It will be really nice to just search a document for "parking" (for example) and jump right to where it's mentioned.
New developments are not required to add public trash cans around the perimeter, so the number of public trash cans are not scaling with our cities growth.
Yes. Also, it is not clear to me if any of the SPUR staff that wrote their report lives in downtown Oakland or even Oakland at large. More transparency would be helpful. There are some blindspots in their report that warrant further community engagement from locals.
Please also proactively engage downtown neighborhood (NCPC) groups and community leaders too, such as Old Oakland Neighbors which has not had any formal contact with the hired planners to date that I'm aware of.
Thanks for taking the time to itemize such specific feedback. Your advice seems practical and important. Creating a more Family Friendly Oakland means creating more accommodations for every generation both young and old. Seems like we need even lower benches for our children and higher benches for our seniors. So more benches of every height please!
I've since learned that the City currently does not require developers to add public trash cans. So this seems like a simple high impact idea that can address our current street litter problem. Can we incorporate this into the new PlanDowntown specific plan?
Maybe in Jack London Square? Something smaller like Nature's Best at 14th and Jackson would be great in Old Oakland. http://www.yelp.com/biz/natures-best-foods-oakland Chinatown also has some stores with good grocery items.
There was a grocery store there but it wasn't able to stay in business. What's going on with the crowd funded grocery store that neighbors in Jack London were planning? http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2013/12/crowdfunded-grocery-jack-london-square.html?page=3 I haven't heard any news lately. I thought the old Barnes and Noble at JLS should've been a Trader Joe's, personally. At least it is a family friendly destination and not just office space as it was temporarily.
Indeed! Please join our Fb group at FamilyFriendlyOakland.org or https://www.facebook.com/groups/893013784100881/ . If the public space is welcoming enough, I think many families would be willing to sacrifice private outdoor space.
Oakland can learn from Seattle's interest in creating a family friendly city. The Planning Commission is released this white paper to further illuminate the need for more housing that is suitably sized and affordable for families with children and to encourage City leaders to establish and fund an action plan to address this need. This white paper also provides an action agenda with specific recommendations to aid the City in developing such a plan.
The full report: http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/SeattlePlanningCommission/AffordableHousingAgenda/FamSizePC_dig_final1.pdf
Gross. Every time I've reported awful conditions like this to: https://seeclickfix.com/oakland The City seems to take are of the overflow. I know WM now maintains these though so I don't know what their response is like now. I actually think we also need more trash cans. If you agree, vote for my idea: https://oakland.granicusideas.com/ideas/add-public-trash-cans-slash-enclosures-with-each-new-development