League of Women Voters talk redevelopment

Redevelopment! It’s a huge issue in California, and it’s a huge issue in Oakland. Despite the tremendous amount of money spent Statewide on redevelopment every year, few people seem to know that much about it.

How does redevelopment work? What would it mean if it were eliminated? How successful has redevelopment been in California?

You can get answers to these questions and more tonight at the League of Women Voters Oakland monthly Hot Topics meeting, which will focus this month on Redevelopment:

Understanding Redevelopment

Governor Brown’s proposal to eliminate redevelopment districts has made many of us examine how much we really know about redevelopment. How does it work in Oakland and other communities? Why does the does the governor think the districts should be phased out? Why do some mayors, including Mayor Quan, disagree?

Monday, April 25
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
TransForm Conference Room
436 14th Street, Suite 600

For those of you who haven’t come to a Hot Topics meeting before because you didn’t want to drag yourself all the way out to Redwood Heights, you’re in luck! The fabulous folks at Transform have generously allowed to League to use their conference room for Hot Topics meetings, located in the heart of downtown Oakland. The offices are right by 14th and Broadway (in the same building Rite-Aid is in — walk down 14th past Rite-Aid to go into the building), on top of a BART station and many major bus lines.

I will be there tonight, and I hope to see some of you in attendance as well. It should be an educational and exciting discussion.

The meeting will be help tonight, Monday, April 25th from 6:30 to 8 PM in the TransForm Conference Room in downtown Oakland at 436 14th Street, Suite 600.

And if you want to be extra prepared for the discussion, below are some resources explaining the issues surrounding redevelopment agencies you may want to read.