I started this blog in April 2006 with V Smoothe, because we felt the media and public discussion did not include all viewpoints. V left to found her own blog, A Better Oakland, in May 2007. Since the 2006 election, the online and public discussion of Oakland’s future has broadened and deepened.
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Selected posts from FutureOakland’s past:
Sept 2008 – Why are developers split over the Council candidates?
Sept 2008 – DTO at the ZUC: Where’s the whimsy?
Jun 2008 – Edgerly Out?
Apr 2008 – Berkeley: Downzoning for affordable housing?
Nov 2007 – Redevelopment Review
Oct 2007 – Excluding Inclusion
Oct 2007 – Zoning the Past
Oct 2007 – How is Oakland planned?
Sep 2007 – Commission Impossible: Exclusively Inclusionary
Sep 2007 – Lessons from Art & Soul
Aug 2007 – Police shortage responsible for Bailey’s murder?
May 2007 – Study shows stark consequences of IZ
Sep 2006 – How much would you pay for this “garden”? (VS)
Sep 2006 – School Enrollment Forecast Fatally Flawed
Aug 2006 – Anti-Park Petition Offering Cash for Signatures
Jul 2006 – Anti-Growth Zealots Lie in Petition Drive
Jun 2006 – Will Ron Dellums Offer Us Transparent and Inclusive Government? (VS)
Apr 2006 – My Letter to Nancy Nadel about her Housing vs. Jobs Forum (VS)
Apr 2006 – Is Ignacio De La Fuente responsible for the Raiders deal? Hardly. (VS)
Apr 2006 – Is Oakland Shrinking? To the Contrary! (VS)