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Community Benefits

The Port of Oakland is committed to growth that's good for the community.  That holds true for the Oakland A's proposed mixed-use development at the Port's Howard Terminal. City of Oakland, A's, and Port officials have agreed that the community should benefit if the project moves forward.

How? That's to be determined through a collaboration between the City, A's, Port and our community stakeholders.

The Port's Board of Port Commissioners approved a term sheet in May 2019 outlining parameters of the A's project, including community benefits as a condition of the lease agreement with the Port of Oakland.  The development of community benefits would be a collaborative effort which would include key stakeholders including, but not limited to, the City of Oakland, Oakland A's, Port, organized labor, community based organizations, housing organizations, environmental justice organizations, and local and impacted residents.  The end result would be an agreement reflecting the input and needs of our stakeholders.

Listed below are examples of topics that could be considered in a community benefits agreement:

  • Project labor agreements;
  • Local hiring, apprenticeship policies, and workforce training;
  • Living wages and benefits;
  • Local, small and green business funds;
  • Clean energy infrastructure;
  • Open space elements;
  • Air quality and clean water measures; and
  • Affordable housing and enforcement of tenants' rights laws.

For information on the community benefits, please contact Laura Arreola, Port of Oakland Community Relations Manager, at larreola@portoakland.com.