Demand Oakland Enforce Its Encampment Management Policy!

Demand Oakland Enforce Its Encampment Management Policy!

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We Demand Oakland Enforce Its Encampment Management Policy!

The City of Oakland has allowed homeless camps to grow to unimaginable sizes and squalor, rendering spaces intended for all residents to use and enjoy, inaccessible and unsanitary. With sidewalks, bike lanes, parks, streets and other public spaces taken over and blocked by homeless camps, Oakland residents are being subjected to unfair and unsafe conditions, resulting in diminished quality of life and freedom.  In many cases homeless camps have elevated levels of crime, fires and waste in their surrounding area, subjecting the public to perilous environmental, health and safety risks, as well as increased costs relating to needed security, clean-up, and even stolen and damaged property.  As Oakland neighbors, We Deserve Better.


Last Fall, Oakland City Council unanimously voted to approve the Encampment Management Policy, meant to “protect and serve all Oaklanders, sheltered and unsheltered, and to manage the adverse impacts of homeless camps by balancing the interests of all residents (i.e. unhoused, housed, business community).” In fact, this policy was intended to reinforce laws that are already in existence in Oakland, but that are not being enforced by the city.


Please Sign the petition today to demand the City of Oakland act immediately to enforce its Encampment Management Policy, and restore fairness and freedom back to residents.

 

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