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OAKLAND

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CITY COUNC`.

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RESOLUTION NO.

C. M. S.

INTRODUCED BY COUNGLMEMBER

RESOLUTION

APPROVING

OAKLAND

THE

CONSISTING

EQIIITY

Task Force

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policy by which
Task

opportunities

i.
n

OEP),
EQUITY

IMPLEMENTATION

Lionel

REPORT

Wilson

City
Minority/Community Equity Participation ( The
February, 1989, for the purpose of devising a
investment
to
increase minority and community
subsidized
developments: and,
City of Oakland
Former

WHEREAS,
Council

AND

OAKLAND

POLICY, AND THE POLICY

PARTICIPATION
ANALYSIS

THE

OF

ADOPTING

AND

POLICY (

Mayor

created

WHEREAS, the City Council by resolution No.


the
accepted
Participation
attached

Task

Force's

Policy,

hereto

the

on

dated

report
October

Exhibit A ;

as

as

17,

the
1990 (

68091

C.
S.,
M.

Oakland

Equity

the " Policy")

and,

WHEREAS, pursuant to that previous Council action, Mayor


Harris, with confirmation from the Council, designated the
as
Committee ( MEPAC)
Minority Equity Participation Advisory
successor to the Task Force; and,
Elihu

WHEREAS, the City Manager through the Office of Economic


Development and Employment ( OEDE) was directed to administer the
work

of

the

MEPAC

and

Policy in consultation

develop
with

implementation guidelines

the

for

this

MEPAC; and,

OEDE
and MEPAC, in consultation with Staff
WHEREAS,
Consultants, the Economic Development Advisory Commission ( EDAC),

Community Development Advisory Commission ( CDAC), the Seven


business and neighborhood groups, and the City Council
Chairs,
Committee on Economic Development have deliberated for over a year
and
drafted
policy implementation guidelines which have been
reviewed by the Office of the City
attached hereto as Exhibit B.
the
Office
of the City Clerk, and which is
filed
in
Attorney,
as
to
the
Oakland
referred
Equity Policy Analysis and
formally
Implementation Report (the "Implementation Report")attached hereto
the

as

Exhibit B; and,

resolution

WHEREAS,
Council

approval

implementation;

of

now

the

no.

68091

Implementation

therefore,

be

it

C.
S.
M. requires

Report

prior

to

City
its

2-

RESOLVED:

that

the Oakland Equity Participation Policy


Oakland
Exhibit
and
Equity Policy Analysis
Implementation Report ( Exhibit B) are hereby approved and adopted
by the City Council of the City of Oakland, requiring that in
return
for
City assistance to developers ( for example land
market financing, tax abatements, infrastructure
discounts, belowimprovements etc.), City of Oakland residents must realize
specific benefits such as local and minority
ownership, jobs,
affordable
housing, neighborhood commercial revitalization and
quality of life enhancements. The exact type and level of Agency
assistance as well as the specific benefits will be determined by
the Point System referenced in Exhibit B; and be it

A), and

the

FURTHER RESOLVED: that

OEC)

be

created

Oakland

Equity Commission
subsequent hereto, by ordinance, to oversee
the Policy and the Implementation
Report. It is
an

implementation of
contemplated that the OEC shall consist of nine ( 9) members: with
four (
from
4)
representatives
community-based
nonprofit
three
(
organizations,
from
the
business
3) representatives
community and two ( 2)representatives at large. All members shall
be appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation
by the Council,
in accordance with Charter section
FURTHER RESOLVED: that

the

Oakland

established

Community
to

act

601; and be

it

nonprofit organization entitled


Fund (
be
Development
Equity
OCDEF)
a

the

beneficiary of financial returns


negotiated by
City of Oakland, and to act as the vehicle to
attract and
traditional financing for
leverage private and nonneighborhood and community economic development projects.
The
OCDEF Board shall be comprised of public,
private and neighborhood
as
determined
the
representatives
Commission
in
by
Equity
consultation with the Mayor and City Manager; and be it
as

the

FURTHER

authorized to
and

Employment,

Commission

RESOLVED:

that
the
City Manager
Unit of the Office of Economic
entitled the " Equity Unit" to staff

create

and

Equity Fund;

FURTHER

and

be

is

hereby
Development
the Equity

it

RESOLVED: that the Equity Commission and


Equity
responsibility for the City's broad based " Equity"
concerns
and
interests
depending on additional research and
management analysis. This might include but not be limited to: the
Nollan study, assistance with a
disparity study, first source and
Hire
Oakland
delivery analysis, affirmative action compliance
analysis, economic modelling, community needs indexes and other
equity matters as requested by the Mayor, Council or Manager, and

Unit may

be

it

assume