Downtown Oakland Association (CBD) - COMMITTEES
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SOBO Committee

The SOBO committee oversees the management of all service providers responsible for maintaining cleanliness and order in the public rights of way, the execution of projects that effectively beautify and enhance the safety of the districts, the creation of vibrant and celebrated public spaces and the building of strong relationships with OPD, BART, and other such organizations.

The SOBO Committee meets approximately 7 times per year.
Archive meeting materials
2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

DISI Committee

Projects include those that market and promote the district or promote positive aspects of the Downtown Oakland District. Those issues include: branding of the district, development of a new logo, special events, Website development and maintenance, beautification programs, banner program, streetscape issues including landscaping design, bus shelters, festival poles, holiday decorations, visual linkages, and new public spaces projects.

The DISI Committee meets quartely.

Archive meeting materials
2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009
Agendas and Minutes    
March 2nd Agenda Minutes
March 14th Agenda Minutes
April 6th Agenda Minutes
September 9th Agenda Minutes
November 18th Agenda Minutes

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Organization Committee

The Joint Organization Committee oversees the general administration of the corporations, ensures the effective operations of the board, acts as the coordinating framework through which the other committees function efficiently, and works to increase involvement and support for the organizations.
The ORG Committee meets on an as needed basis.

Archive meeting materials

2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010

Please see below descriptions of each committee as well as the agendas and minutes of all meetings. If you would like a hard copy or have an issue accessing these documents please contact our office at or call 510-238-1122.

Agendas are posted here and with the City of Oakland 72 business hours prior to the meeting. Please note that minutes are not posted until they have been approved. Approval of minutes occurs at the following meeting.
Agendas and Minutes
January 11th
February 9th Minutes to come
January 11th
June 22nd
September 1st

Agendas and Minutes
February 15th Agenda Minutes
April 19th Agenda Minutes
June 21st Agenda Minutes
September 6th Agenda Minutes to come
October 18th TBD Minutes to come
December 13th TBD Minutes to come
January 6th Agenda Minutes
February 17th Agenda Minutes
April 20th Agenda Minutes
August 1st Agenda Minutes
September 27th Agenda Minutes
November 16th Agenda Minutes to come

Agendas and Minutes
February 23rd
Agenda Minutes
June 22nd
Agenda Minutes to come
November 16th TBD  
February 25th
May 26th
August 25th
November 17th

Policy and Planning Committee
Formerly the Land Use Committee

The Policy and Planning Committee, formerly known as the Land Use committee, serves as an information gathering and distilling committee responsible for keeping the board up to date on planning and land use issues within the districts. These issues can include new developments, the regulation and use of public spaces, way finding signage, ground floor space uses, parklets and the Downtown Specific Plan.