Eden Area Livability Initiative Working Groups Meeting Schedule Announced

Courtesy of EALI Facebook
Courtesy of EALI Facebook

Meetings for the Eden Area Livability Initiative (EALI) working groups will begin on Feb. 6 and continue into March.

EALI had a meeting on Jan. 15 about the next steps to implement Phase II of the EALI process.

READ: Community Members Start Process to Improve Eden Area

Residents of the Eden Area have signed up to be apart of a working group, but there is still room for more participants. Everyone is encouraged to be apart of the process and to make a difference in the community they live in.

The working groups meeting schedule is listed below, including the focus of each group.

Thursday, Feb. 6

Agriculture & Environment Working Group

  • Provide educational opportunities in the school system and surrounding community about agriculture (farming, ranching, and equestrian) while seeking park and open space opportunities in the urban built out environment

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Avenue 

Thursday, Feb. 26

Education Working Group 

  • Advocate and provide avenues for increasing resources and opportunities for all schools and students in the Eden Area

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Castro Valley Adult School, Upper Campus Rooms 12-13, 4430 Alma Avenue


Thursday, Feb. 27

Public Safety and Realignment Working Group

  • Establish guidelines and protocols regarding licensed and unlicensed housing establishments such as group homes, care facilities, half way houses, and other therapeutic treatment facilities to ensure quality of service and safety of the community and program residents
  •  Prevent crime and reduce recidivism

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Avenue


Thursday, March 6

Economic Development Working Group 

  • Promote private economic investment in the Eden Area and attract both businesses and customers.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Avenue


Thursday, March 13

Governance Working Group 

  • Enhance local self-governance

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Avenue

For more information or if interested in joining a working group, please contact Eva Poon at eva.poon@acgov.org or (510) 670-5717. 


What is the Eden Area Livability Initiative?

The Eden Area Livability Initiative is an integrated partnership between the community, the county and other public sector jurisdictions that have a stake in the unincorporated urban communities of Alameda County. The Livability Initiative is the strategic development of a shared vision that plans to build pride for the unincorporated urban communities of Alameda County.

What’s the purpose of EALI?

The goal of EALI is to develop an integrated strategic plan that formulates a unified vision for the Eden Area that is consistent with the Livability Principles that express the interests and concerns of the community. The initiative also aims to increase community participation in the decision-making process and to engage parties that have long been under-represented.

Is being involved in the EALI worth it? What has the EALI accomplished so far?

Of course! Three words…Ashland Youth Center.

Well here’s a couple more words — EALI was able to change the planning commission body to better reflect unincorporated communities, implement school and neighborhood based violence prevention and injury reduction strategies, improve government accountability and start the planning of a community center in Cherryland.

For more information about EALI, visit their website or check out their Facebook page — better yet, GET INVOLVED!

Information provided by Eden Area Livability Initiative website


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