We’re moving the East Bay Forward, Together

East Bay Forward is a network of citizens 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.

Meet “The Color of Law” author Richard Rothstein: Nov 14

Join East Bay for Everyone and the California Renter's Legal Advocacy and Education Fund on November 14th at Oakstop for a discussion with Richard Rothstein, author of the eye-opening book The Color of Law. [button...
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Action Alert: Prevent yet another senseless downzoning in Berkeley

The skinny: Berkeley Planning Commission meeting, North Berkeley Senior Center, tonight at 7pm. Berkeley is at it again. This time, it's the Friends of R-1A in collaboration with the Berkeley Planning Commission. What is an "R-1A" and why does it need friends? Good...
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Add Missing Middle to Berkeley R-1A Zoning

East Bay for Everyone has submitted the following letter to the Berkeley Planning Commission:
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New Membership Meeting: October 21st

East Bay for Everyone's next new member orientation meeting is October 21st, 11am until 1pm at our new office: 2044 Franklin St, Oakland, CA. If you're new to East Bay for Everyone, looking to get involved, or even a long-time organizer who wants a refresher, make...
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Appeal filed for Berkeley Landmarking decision

East Bay for Everyone has filed an appeal of a Landmarking decision made by the City of Berkeley's Landmark and Preservation Commission. Our appeal letter is below. [pdf-embedder url="https://eastbayforeveryone.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/landmarking-appeal.pdf"...
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East Bay for Everyone Supports Affordable Housing Over View Corridors

East Bay for Everyone has submitted the following letter to the Oakland Planning Commission in support of 1433 Webster and in opposition to the prioritization of view corridors over affordable housing. [pdf-embedder...
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Let Oakland know: Housing is more important than views

This Wednesday, the Oakland Planning Commission is considering approving 179 new homes in Downtown Oakland at 1433 Webster. This project lies directly in the path of an alleged view corridor. East Bay for Everyone has written about this previously, and the staff...
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Housing over Views

The City of Oakland has had a long-running affair with the idea of protected view corridors across Lake Merritt. What exactly are view corridors? Below is a rendering the City of Oakland produced during 2010 Planning Commission discussions about protected view...
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Join us at Rockridge Out and About!

Mark your calendar: September 17th, 2017. We'll be running a table at Rockridge Out and About, the annual street festival in Rockridge. Come visit us where we'll be teaching folks how they can Show Up for Housing in Rockridge!
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Wednesday: Share El Dorado at #oakmtg

On Wednesday September 6th, The Oakland Planning Commission is considering a small project at 581 El Dorado Avenue. This is part of the Piedmont Avenue area which is one of the more expensive neighborhoods in the region. The neighborhood is generally zoned RM-2 which...
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Header photo by Jef Poskanzer