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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.

Next meeting

Wed, September 4 • 6-8 pm • Online

September WOCAP Steering Committee Meeting

Our next quarterly Steering Committee meeting will be in September. Check back soon to RSVP.

June recap

At this meeting, we touched on two elements of our 5-year progress report: learning about BAAQMD’s emissions inventory, and revising some of the strategies where we haven’t seen progress. We talked about:

  • BAAQMD’s emissions inventory for West Oakland. The emissions inventory will tell us what pollutants are in the air, who’s breathing them in, and how people are impacted. It’ll also use modeling to show the impact of WOCAP on our air so far. BAAQMD will share more once the emissions inventory is completed later this year.
  • WOCAP strategies under revision. Some of our strategies never got off the ground and need language updates to be more actionable and in line with the original community intent. In this meeting, we gave comments on proposed revisions for several Port and BAAQMD strategies.

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.

Community

Rev. Ambrose Carroll
Resident/Green the Church

Alvirdia Owens
Resident

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

Government

Adriana Alvarado
Alameda County Public Health

Laura Arreola
Alt: Amy Tharpe
Port of Oakland

Khalilha Haynes
City of Oakland

Matt Hoeft
EBMUD

Soni Johnson
Alameda County

Kevin Krewson
Caltrans

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
CalEPA


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.

2024

Beginning in 2024, the Steering Committee moved to a quarterly schedule.

June 5, 2024

Meeting documents:

February 7, 2024

Meeting documents:

Resources shared during the meeting:

2023

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

2022

There was no meeting in August 2022

Dec. 7, 2022
Nov 2, 2022

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

Documents

Oct. 5, 2022

Documents

Sept. 7, 2022

Documents

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