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Oakland Tech Equity Collaborative
October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TechEquity Collaborative Local Ballot Measure Info Night
Join us to learn about this November’s ballot measures most relevant to equitable tech growth in Oakland.
We at The TechEquity Collaborative believe if we’re to build an inclusive and sustainable tech ecosystem in Oakland, it’s crucial that the tech community be informed and engaged in local issues.
There will be over 500 local, regional, and state measures before California voters this Fall. Deciphering all of those choices can be overwhelming! To help, we’re hosting an informational evening about the seven local measures on the November ballot most relevant to creating an equitable Oakland.
Representatives for each of these measures will be on hand to explain the measure and answer your questions, and we will have a panel discussion about how these ballot measures fit into the larger context of economic growth and displacement facing the East Bay.
The evening’s speakers include:
Measure A1 (affordable housing) – Linda Gardner, Director of Housing and Community Development at Alameda County
Measure C1 (transit) – Beverly Greene, Director of Legislative Affairs & Community Relations, AC Transit
Measure JJ (renter protections) – Speaker TBC
Measure KK (housing and infrastructure) – Matt Nichols, Policy Director, Transportation and Infrastructure, City of Oakland Mayor’s Office
Measure LL (police commission) – Councilmember Dan Kalb, City of Oakland
Measure II (99 year lease term) – Patrick Lane, Redevelopment Manager for the City of Oakland
Measure RR (BART bond) – Robert Raburn, Director – District 4, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
Kim-Mai Cutler, Reporter, TechCrunch
Robert Ogilvie, Oakland Director, SPUR
Jeff Levin, Policy Director, East Bay Housing Organizations
Catherine Bracy, Executive Director, TechEquity Collaborative (moderator)
You can find the text of all of the local ballot measures here.