Problem Solver with Bill Gilchrist: Updating Oakland's Specific Planning Process

Business Member Event

Business Member Event

Join us in contributing ideas directly to William (Bill) Gilchrist, director of the City of Oakland’s Department of Planning and Building Services, on how his department can address this question:

How is Oakland's specific planning process working, and how can it be improved?

For the last few years, the City of Oakland has used specific and area plans as a tool for defining a clear vision for individual neighborhoods, outlining a process to achieve that vision and spurring investment. Now with five plans completed and another underway, SPUR invites business members to reflect on how those plans are working and think about how the specific plan process could be better.

Thank you to our generous sponsor:

The SPUR Business Breakfast Series is an exclusive benefit of SPUR Business Membership and is by invitation only. If you would like to bring a guest, please email us at [email protected].



This event is for Business Members only.

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Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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