We’re moving the East Bay forward, together

East Bay for Everyone (formerly East Bay Forward) is a network of people fighting for the future of housing, transit, tenant rights, and long-term planning in the East Bay. We believe in more housing, more renter protections, better public transit, and better infrastructure.

Flex your civic muscle

We’re active and everywhere. Find us at community meetings, Zoning Boards, Planning Commissions, and your local City Council meetings. Read up on what we’re up to these days.

Regular meetups

We host monthly meetings every second Wednesday in Oakland and occasionally a weekend meeting every third Sunday in Berkeley. If you’re into procedure and direction-setting, join us. We also try to have fun events like happy hours or karaoke nights every once in a while. Event details are in the calendar.

What’s going on:

We are most active in the cities of Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley but we’re working to build a base of pro-housing advocates who believe that density is good, displacement needs to be stopped, housing is a home, and that we need more of it – especially in the long run. As more people join from each city, we can expand our work. Read our full platform.

Tuesday #berkmtg: Demand 100% affordable housing at North Berkeley BART

Tomorrow May 29th, Berkeley City Council will be considering a resolution penned by Councilmembers Maio, Hahn, and Mayor Arreguin that positions the City of Berkeley in opposition to AB-2923, which would allow BART to build 100% affordable housing at the North...
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We oppose the Livermore BART, and demand BRT instead.

Tonight at 5:00PM, the BART Board of Directors will be considering a vote on extending BART to Livermore. East Bay for Everyone is asking its network to Show Up as we #DemandMore. The BART Board Room is at 2040 Webster St, Oakland, CA. Specific directions are on...
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Our full slate of June primary endorsements

The results are in for the East Bay for Everyone June primary endorsement election! Full results may be viewed on electionrunner. Alameda County Measures Measure A - Endorse Measure B - Endorse Measure C - Endorse Measure D - Endorse Measure RM3 - Endorse Alameda...
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Monday: YIMBY Lobby Day

Next Monday, join East Bay for Everyone, YIMBY Action, and California YIMBY in Sacramento for our second annual YIMBY Lobby Day! Lobby Day starts at 10:00am in the CA YIMBY office at 717 K St in downtown Sacramento. There's a great 7:43am train that leaves from Jack...
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Our AD15 Endorsement: Buffy Wicks

After much debate, consensus making, and a week of voting, East Bay for Everyone is excited to announce our endorsement in this year’s Assembly District 15 race: Buffy Wicks With so many candidates running, we also went a step further to produce an overall scorecard...
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SB827 in committee today! Call now!

SB827 is getting its first hearing in the State Senate today! The Housing and Transportation Committee meets this afternoon starting at 3:30pm. The live stream will be available on CalChannel at the anointed time, so tune in then! East Bay for Everyone is asking you...
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Support SB827 – Call your state senator!

The 2018 legislative session is in full swing. Now is the time to tell your state senator about SB827 and give it the support it needs to pass! The bill is being heard tomorrow at the Transportation and Housing committee, and we need to make sure it gets through...
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Wednesday Planning Commission – 1261 Harrison – Do this thing today!

Howdy. What are you doing this Wednesday evening? You should flake on it. East Bay for Everyone is asking you to come to the planning commission instead. Wednesday, March 21, 7pm. While the commission actually starts at 6:00pm, we don’t expect public comment to begin...
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An Update on North Berkeley BART

Now that we have more information, it looks like the March 15th meeting is more of a chance to learn technical information from BART. Everyone is encouraged to come to listen and express themselves as individuals, but we're not going to be brandishing signs or...
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Tonight: Support housing at Alameda Point!

Tonight, 7:00 PM, the City Council of Alameda is considering an extension to the development agreement between the City and Alameda Point Partners to allow Eden Housing, a non-profit member of the development team, to secure their affordable housing financing. East...
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Upcoming Events

  1. EBFE Board Meeting

    June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Oakland Bike Ped Commission

    June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. CaRLA: HAA Workshop

    June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Capital Improvement Program Community Meeting: Central/Downtown at Bradley Walters Auditorium 125 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

    June 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Newbies meeting

    June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Header photo by Jef Poskanzer