Just yesterday, the BART Board of Directors approved an alternate funding plan for the controversial Oakland Airport Connector after being denied $70 million from the Federal Government. They said BART had violated civil rights laws by not considering the projects impact on the low-income communities that the project must go through. But like a petulant child who can’t take “no” for an answer, BART refuses to give up on this monorail. In every interview I see with them they appear to be unapologetic about every action. So that got me thinking, is BART winning the public relations battle and, more importantly, do they even care?
Posts Tagged ‘Port of Oakland’
Posted by Roobs on July 23, 2010
Posted in Politics, Urban Planning | Tagged: BART, Kenneth Katzoff, Living in the O, Next American City, OAC, Oakland, Port of Oakland, Public Relations, San Francisco, Streetsblog SF, Transbay Blog, Youtube | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Roobs on May 28, 2010
This year, Oakland will host its First Annual Pride Festival since 2004. Oakland has the third-highest concentration of LGBT people in the nation, only behind San Francisco and Seattle. So why shouldn’t we have our own Pride? There is a lot to be proud of in the East Bay, such as great weather with REAL seasons (i.e. Summer?).
Oakland Pride, Inc. (the business behind the festival) recieved a donation from the Port of Oakland in the form of 4,000 square foot office space in Jack London Square. With only a few months to go, fundraising and last minute organizing has been in full swing to make this first festival one to remember and bring hope to continued festivals in the future.
Oakland Pride is also serving as the vanguard of a full-fledged fundraising effort to create the first All-Inclusive LGBT Community Center in Oakland in collaboration with City Councilmember, Rebecca Kaplan, the council’s only openly gay member.
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