On Friday, activists shut down an annual Economic Development Summit in Oakland to demand action on the city's out-of-control housing crisis, including the declaration of a housing state of emergency and a moratorium on no-fault evictions.
A "Moratorium Resolution" will be heard and acted on by City Council at the Council's April 5 meeting. This agenda item will begin at approximately 7:30, but it's best to check the Council's calendar here two weeks beforehand when the agenda is posted:
All are encouraged to spread the word, call or email councilmembers, attend and build a huge attendance at the April 5 meeting. A rally in City Hall Plaza is being planned to take place before the Council meeting.
To sign up online to speak when the item number is released, access Speaker Cards here
To contact councilmembers, firstname.lastname@example.org goes to all council members.
Community Presses City Council to Call Housing State of Emergency (Post News) - 3/21/16
Activists from Black Power Network Shut Down Economic Development Summit (brokeassstuart.com) - 3/18/16