Public Transit Keeps Us Connected and Moving Service Cuts STOP US DEAD IN OUR TRACKS! JOIN US TO STOP THE TRANSIT CUTS AND ASK ELECTED LEADERS TO JOIN THE FIGHT
Tuesday, November 9th at 5:00 pm
1 FRANK H OGAWA PLAZA, (14th and Broadway)
When: Saturday, October 23
Where: Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
What: Rally for justice for Oscar Grant
Oscar Grant was shot in the back by BART Policeman Johannes Mehserle while lying face down on a BART platform. Mehserle will be sentenced on November 5th and we need to get out on the 23rd to show the sentencing judge that we mean business. It took video evidence AND a massive outpouring in downtown Oakland to even get the District Attorney to charge Mehserle. It will take people in the streets to get the killer cop jailed.
Fed up with all the hot air around climate change? Then roll up your sleeves and get down and dirty Oakland-style, with hundreds of your friends and neighbors this October 10 at Laney College!
We'll revitalize Laney College's community garden, offer skills-building workshops, pass the mic to dynamic speakers, and bring together local leaders for climate justice. Help support Oakland's climate action plan by building community access to healthy, affordable food! We'll also kick off a statewide Clean Energy Tour featuring some of Oakland's top hip hop talent, while educating folks about the threat to our communities from Prop 23.
Sponsored by the Oakland Climate Action Coalition, Bay Localize, Ella Baker Center, CommuniTree, Greenpeace, HOPE Collaborative, and Laney College this will be an anchor event among dozens of gatherings happening around the Bay Area as part of 350.org's "Global Work Party" on 10.10.10. Get involved with local climate solutions!
This event is FREE and open to the public. Yummy local food also available.
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Join us for the Bay Area's biggest day of climate action ever!
Sunnyvale Horizon 2035 Committee Public Outreach Meeting
Help shape the future of Sunnyvale by attending the Horizon 2035 Committee's Public Outreach meeting on the Climate Action Plan. Help plan for Sunnyvale's future Transportation, Land Use, and Climate policies that will affect everything from the location of businesses to what kind of light bulbs will go in streetlamps!
The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at the City Council Chambers in Sunnyvale (456 W. Olive Avenue). For updates on Horizon 2035, visit www.Horizon2035.inSunnyvale.com
Please see flyer for more information. We hope to see you on the 29th!
Presented to the BART Board of Directors, May 13, 2010
BART's Draft Public Participation Plan (PPP) is a good first step toward providing meaningful public participation in BART decisions. But it is missing some crucial components. We recommend additional steps be taken to ensure the public input is not empty, but has real impact.
By adopting these recommendations, you will make the public a partner in BART decision-making as well as move the agency towards achieving the ultimate objectives of Civil Rights and Environmental Justice regulations.
ACTION ALERT! City of Pleasanton – Will you Uphold or Neglect Your Duty to Provide your Fair Share of Affordable Housing?
WHO: Pleasanton City Council
WHAT: To hear from the public on how to respond to a recent court ruling that would require Pleasanton to BUILD ITS FAIR SHARE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING – Will the City follow the MORAL and LEGAL path or will it continue to pander to NIMBY fears?
WHERE: City of Pleasanton, City Council Chamber, 200 Old Bernal Avenue
WHEN: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. (and again on Tuesday, April 20)
Will BART’s Public Meetings be a Facelift or Create Real Change?
From the murder of Oscar Grant to fare hikes and the fight over the Oakland Airport Connector, BART has been in the news A LOT this past year. These events have crystallized something that many of us have known for awhile – That BART has been consistently indifferent to the lives, rights and needs of our community.
The Board of Supervisors will soon be voting on a law that would make it illegal to sit or lay down on any inch of the sidewalk in the City and County of San Francisco. If this law passes, people will be issued $100 tickets simply for sitting down on the sidewalk; repeat offenders will be subject to 30 days in jail. We think it’s a terrible idea to criminalize the act of sitting in public space. We are shocked that San Francisco of all places may be on the verge of adopting the most draconian “sit/lie” law in the country, and your help is needed to stop this.
We are responding by celebrating public space, San Francisco’s diverse and vibrant culture, and San Francisco’s history of tolerance. I promise you that this event will be a big one.
Action Alert: Help Secure Our Oakland Airport Connector Victory at the MTC Board, January 27th at 9:00
We have won a major victory on the Oakland Airport Connector, as the federal government has ruled that BART has not complied with Title VI civil rights law. There is a strong chance that this could be the end of the project, and millions of dollars could go to supporting the basic transit service low-income people and people of color depend on.
However, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) could still decide to take a $70 million dollar gamble and move forward with the project, betting on BART’s ability to meet the FTA’s requirements. We need your help cementing our victory. MTC will be meeting on Wednesday (the 27th) to decide whether to continue to support the project. We need a strong and loud community presence to make it clear that this unjust, discriminatory project does not have our support!
The meeting timeline is not yet firm, so stay tuned for details
Please plan on joining us:
Wednesday, January 27th at 9:30 am. 101 Eight Street, Oakland.
Contact Will Dominie: (510) 839-9510 x 316 to RSVP or for more information.