SPUR Comments on Proposed Public Lands StrategyDecember 3, 2018
Like many other groups, we believe that public land should contribute to the public good – by supporting long term housing affordability, mixed income communities, economic development opportunities for all Oaklanders and the fiscal health of the city as a whole. We have reviewed the different proposals currently on the table and would like to offer our comments and suggestions, below:
- The Public Lands Strategy should comply with the Surplus Lands Act.
- The City should develop a clear, transparent process and clear, transparent criteria for evaluating development proposals.
- The Public Lands Strategy should maximize the total number of affordable units that can be built on public land, not just the percentage of units that are affordable.
- The Public Lands Strategy should support the creation of mixed-use neighborhoods.
- The City should coordinate with other public entities that own land within Oakland so that all public lands in the city support the goals of the Public Lands Strategy.