* Mission Housing Development Corporation raised $1.9 million to build UE’s community-oriented design for the 16th Street BART Plaza, a major transit hub in San Francisco’s Mission District.
* With San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR) and the Chamber of Commerce, we established a Housing Action Coalition to bring much-needed housing to San Francisco. UE helped win $1.2 million for neighborhood planning and environmental review to facilitate housing construction.
* We launched a community planning process in Telegraph-Northgate, a low-income neighborhood next to downtown Oakland. The community plan addresses housing, transportation, and parks.
* We launched an effort with Tri-City Ecology and the League of Women Voters in Fremont to influence the city’s downtown redesign process, advocating for high-density housing, pedestrian-friendly streets, and transit-oriented development guidelines.
* Our June “smart growth” symposium in downtown Oakland defined development policies and programs in answer to Mayor Jerry Brown’s call for 10,000 new downtown residents.
* UE opposed initiatives in fast-growing suburban areas of Alameda County that would have brought development decisions to the ballot box. Intended to combat sprawl, the initiatives split environmentalists in the Bay Area and were ultimately defeated by the voters.
* Our curriculum about the history of transportation activism in the United States was taught to 468 high school students in twenty-six Oakland high school classrooms.
* 100% of Board of Directors fundraising goals met
* 125% of major donor contribution goals achieved
* Staff additions: Loretta de Guzman, Development Associate; Nance Moreno, bookkeeper; Seth Schneider, Sustainable Activist editor