Waterfront Action's mission is to promote public
access to the Oakland-Alameda Estuary and Lake Merritt through public awareness,
education, and direct action.
We work to
Measure DD Administrative Support.
Since 2009, Waterfront Action has focused its efforts on serving as
Administrator for the Oakland Measure DD
Community Coalition. We schedule Coalition meetings, reserve
meeting venues, publish agendas and announcements, take and disseminate
meeting minutes, and create, maintain, and publish
Coalition web pages.
Public Meetings. Waterfront Action has
held public meetings devoted to waterfront improvements, plans, and
developments. These sessions, once regularly scheduled, have been
suspended following the recession and related decline in development.
The meetings have brought together community members, developers, agency
and government officials to consider issues and projects related to our
region's waterfront. To get a sense of the scope of these sessions, view the history of our meeting agendas.
Public Education. We provide a website
newsletter that communicate current information about the
estuary, Lake Merritt, and Measure DD progress. Waterfront Action provides an
educational booth at a range of public events and fairs. We
publish interactive maps to inform the public, including an
Oakland-Alameda Waterfront Public Access Map, Oakland-Alameda Waterfront
History Map, and Oakland Measure DD Progress Map. View our
page to see our range of education topics.
Public Voice. Waterfront Action speaks
in support of the Estuary Policy Plan and Lake Merritt Park
Master Plan in public meetings and forums. In addition, we offer
advocacy and express our positions in letters and articles. View
our document archive to see examples of our public voice.
Special Projects. Each year, we
undertake special projects aimed at increasing public awareness and use
of our waterfronts. Examples include: