Eastlake United for Justice
We recently learned that Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen is orchestrating a giveaway of millions of dollars in city funding to luxury apartment developer UrbanCore, after the developer failed to raise enough financing to pay for the E12th Street parcel and failed to meet project deadlines for the development.
Please join us at the Oakland City Council meeting this Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 pm to speak out against this giveaway of public funds to a dirty developer.
UrbanCore is currently facing a lawsuit from the City of San Francisco for $5.5 million dollars in unpaid loans for a failed project in the Fillmore district (https://bit.ly/2El48Yb Now, UrbanCore has lapsed on it’s financial commitments to the City of Oakland, and has violated the timeline approved by the City Council for its development on E12th St. UrbanCore does not deserve a multi-million dollar loan of Oakland taxpayer money!
Will you join us on Tuesday at City Hall to tell the City Council not to approve this sweetheart deal for UrbanCore? We are calling for the Council to pull this item from the agenda, allow more time for a public process, and let the new city council to take up the issue after it convenes in January. In order to win, we will need a strong turnout.
Please sign up for a speaker card in advance here: https://bit.ly/2klMglm Indicate that you are speaking on Agenda Item Number 17. The meeting starts at 5:30pm, although our item may not be discussed until later.
If enough of us show up to speak, we can stop the council from giving away millions in city funds to an irresponsible developer. Please join us Tuesday at City Hall! #SaveE12th