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REDEVELOPMENTAGENCY

OF THE CITY OF OAKLAND

2$

RESOLUTION No.

C. M. S.

INTRODUCED BYAGENCY MEMBER

RESOLUTION
THE

CONSISTING

OF

OAKLAND

OAKLAND

THE

EQUITY

POLICY

THE

AND

POLICY,

PARTICIPATION

OEP),
EQUITY

POLICY (

EQUITY

OAKLAND

ADOPTING

AND

APPROVING

ANALYSIS

AND

IMPLEMENTATION REPORT

WHEREAS,

Former

Mayor

Lionel

created

Wilson

the

City

Council Task Force on Minority/


Community Equity Participation ( The
a
Task Force") in February, 1989, for the purpose of devising
investment
policy by which to increase minority and community
subsidized
opportunities in Oakland Redevelopment Agency ( ORA)

and,

developmentst

WHEREAS, the City Council by resolution

accepted

Policy,

Participation
attached hereto

as

report

Force's

Task

the

dated

October

Exhibit A ;

No. 68091

the

as

17,

1990 (

C.
S.,
M.

Oakland

Equity

the " Policy")

and,

WHEREAS, pursuant to that previous Council action, Mayor


Elihu Harris, with confirmation from the Council, designated the
as
Minority
Equity Participation Advisory Committee ( MEPAC)
successor

to

the

Task

Force; and,

WHEREAS, the City Manager through the Office of Economic


Development and Employment ( OEDE) was directed to administer the
work of the MEPAC and develop implementation guidelines for this

Policy in consultation with

the

MEPAC; and,

Staff
and MEPAC, in consultation with
OEDE
WHEREAS,
Commission
(
EDAC),
Consultants, the Economic Development Advisory
the 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 Agency Counsel,
attached hereto as Exhibit B.
filed in the Office of the Secretary of the Agency, and which is
referred to as the Oakland Equity Policy Analysis and

formally
Implementation Report (the "Implementation Report")attached

as

Exhibit B; and,

WHEREAS,

approval
now

600-718 (7/
1183)

hereto

of the

resolution

no.

68091

C.
S.
M. requires

Implementation Report prior

therefore, be it

to

its

Agency

implementation;

2-

that

the

Oakland

Equity Participation Policy


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

A), and

the

Oakland

Equity Commission ( OEC)


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

be

created

subsequent

an

Oakland

hereto,

in accordance with Charter section


FURTHER RESOLVED: that

601; and be

it

nonprofit organization entitled


Fund (
be
Community
Development
Equity
OCDEF)
established
to
as
act
the
of
financial
returns
beneficiary
negotiated by the Oakland Redevelopment Agency ( ORA),and to act as
the vehicle to attract and leverage private and nontraditional
for
and
economic
neighborhood
financing
community
development
projects. The OCDEF Board shall be comprised of public, private
and
neighborhood representatives as determined by the Equity
Commission in consultation with the Agency Chairperson and Agency
Administrator; and be it
the

Oakland

FURTHER

cooperate with

RESOLVED:

the

office of Economic
Unit" to staff the

FURTHER

that

City Manager

the

in

Administrator shall
creation of a unit of the

Agency

the

Development and Employment, entitled


Equity Commission and Equity Fund;

RESOLVED: that

the

the "Equity
and

be

it

Equity Commission and Equity


the
Agency'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 Agency, Agency Chairperson, or
Agency Administrator; and be it
Unit

may

assume

responsibility

for