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Comprised of neighborhood residents, city and county officials, and local businesses, the West Oakland Community Action Plan (WOCAP) Steering Committee oversees and advises on implementation of the Owning Our Air community action plan.

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Wed, JUNE 5 • 6-8 pm • Online

June WOCAP Steering Committee Meeting

Join us for our quarterly Steering Committee meeting.

February recap

This month’s meeting centered around our Prescott Greening project, which uses creative design approaches to improve the air in one of West Oakland’s riskiest air pollution hot spots. WOEIP is partnering with Hyphae Design Lab to design living landscapes for the Prescott neighborhood using advanced modeling technology.

  • We learned about the science of modeling. Modeling helps us predict the difference between different designs, without having to build and test each option to see what works best. Modeling will help answer questions like: Which trees absorb the most pollution? How far away from the road should we plant them to maximize their benefits?
  • The project area focuses on Frontage Road between 7th St and 16th St. This is a busy truck route where several new housing developments are planned. It’s an important place to reduce air pollution to keep residents safe. Hyphae presented plans for a “road diet” through green design interventions that force drivers to slow down and pay attention.
  • Finally, Hyphae walked us through a few potential redesigns of Frontage Road. Participants brought up a variety of preferences and considerations. Many participants liked designs that had a big buffer of trees between trucks and pedestrians, and created a multi-use path for walking and biking. 

The next round of designs will incorporate this community feedback. We will share these next drafts out at a future meeting as we continue to finalize designs.

About the committee

The WOCAP Steering Committee is comprised of neighborhood residents, independent technical advisors, city and county officials, and local business representatives. The committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month and attendance is open to the public.


Rev. Ambrose Carroll
Resident/Green the Church

Alvirdia Owens

Robert Phillips
West Oakland Health Center

Leila Yasmin Saddat
West Oakland Health Center

Nonprofit and
technical Advisors

Richard Grow
Resident (US EPA, retired)

Brent Bucknam
Hyphae Labs/Urban Biofilter

David Wooley
UC Berkeley

Local business

Bill Aboudi
AB Trucking


Adriana Alvarado
Alameda County Public Health

Laura Arreola
Alt: Amy Tharpe
Port of Oakland

Khalilha Haynes
City of Oakland

Matt Hoeft

Soni Johnson
Alameda County

Kevin Krewson

Tram Nguyen
Alt: Adriana Alvarado
Alameda County Public Health

Cathy DeLuca
Alt: Colin Piethe and Celina Chan
Oakland Dept. of Transportation

Tamera White
Alameda Country Transportation Commission/GoPort (consulting)

Lily Wu

Get involved!

Anyone can attend the monthly Steering Committee meeting! If you’d like to get more involved, joining the Steering Committee as a voting member is a wonderful opportunity for West Oakland residents and advocates to learn more and influence the fight for environmental justice in West Oakland. Email us to learn more.

Meetings & documents

Outreach Documents

Steering Committee members are encouraged to use the following documents when engaging with the public about WOCAP.


There was no meeting in January 2024.

February 7, 2024

Meeting documents:

Resources shared during the meeting:


There was no meeting in Jan, Feb, July, and Nov of 2023.

December 7, 2023

Driving rain and early sunsets couldn’t keep people away from our first in-person WOCAP gathering since the pandemic. Nearly 150 people showed up to participate in our end-of-year celebration of the West Oakland Community Action Plan. We were deeply inspired by keynote speaker Christina Garcia, co-author of the AB617 legislation that sparked the West Oakland Community Action Plan, and her fight to set a new bar for community self-determination in air policy development.

We heard over and over again from attendees how much people enjoyed interacting with the many partner organizations and agency staff who we’ve collaborated with over the past several years of WOCAP work. It was a joy to share the work—and each others’ company.

October 4, 2023

Documents (PDF)

September 6, 2023

Documents and resources

August 2, 2023
Some portions of this video have been removed due to disruptive activity.

Documents and resources

June 7, 2023

Documents and resources

May 3, 2023

Documents and resources

Action items for Steering Committee members

April 5, 2023
March 1, 2023


There was no meeting in August 2022

Dec. 7, 2022
Nov 2, 2022

Due to technical difficulties, this meeting’s recording is not available.


Oct. 5, 2022


Sept. 7, 2022


Jun. 1, 2022
May 4, 2022
Apr. 6, 2022
Mar. 2, 2022
Feb 2, 2022