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PRIORITY #3
Shared Community Resilience Spaces

Goal: Develop Community Resilience through programming, physical infrastructure, and complementary investments, including planting of 30% of tree canopy, and 2-3 community Resilience Centers with sustainable funding by 2030.

Overall, participants were supportive of this project, but there is a lack of understanding what a ‘community resilience center’ is and what residents should expect from something like this.

  1. There is a broad appreciation that the garden provides access to green space and the ability to grow food, especially for people who live in apartments. 

  2. There is a desire to see a ‘sharing economy’ element where people can rent/trade resources like home air purifiers, tools and other home equipment.

  3. Desire to see strong training and education elements, including resources and classes for children and the elderly.

WHAT WE HEARD FROM RESIDENTS

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OUR ROADMAP FOR ACHIEVING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE CENTERS

STRATEGY

Plant a Tree Canopy

Tactics

  • Plant 30% of tree canopy need per master plan by 2030 with focus on bikeways, Pedestrian Corridors and Community Resilience Centers

  • Maintain current Trees with a defined and sustainable process and funding.

Partners:

  • COSL Sustainability Dept

  • COSL Public Works

Funding:

  • CNRA Urban Forestry

  • OPR Extreme heat grant program

STRATEGY

Build 2-3 Community Resilience Centers by 2030

Tactics

  • Identify community assets that can be leveraged for enhanced community resilience. (aka Community asset mapping)

  • Define and standardize what it means to be a community resilience center, what are the ideal features of community resilience centers at each level. 

  • Develop communication and information flow to residents.

  • Design ideal Community programming for broad support of community`

  • Community programming (social, health, engagement)

  • Personal safety and home resilience programming (hub and spoke)

  • Continue to develop the ecosystem with Bethel to create a demonstration center with Garden Demonstration Kitchen, Rainwater catchment, rain garden stormwater runoff mitigation.

  • Fully align City of San Leandro’s emergency management protocol/plan with community resilience centers

Partners:

  • COSL Sustainability Dept

  • COSL Emergency Management

Funding: 

  • Community resilience centers (SGC)

  • Federal grants for resilience (?)

  • Current Resilience Network

STRATEGY

Develop Long-term Garden & Fresh Food Strategies

Tactics

  • Create Budget template to determine high and low threshold cost for construction and maintenance of garden spaces

  • Identify spaces in San Leandro for Future sites

  • Strategize shared garden spaces on San Leandro residential streets

Partners:

  • Homegrown Habitat

  • City of San Leandro Parks and recreation

Funding:

  • CNRA Urban Forestry

  • OPR Extreme heat grant program

STRATEGY

Outreach for Spanish and Cantonese speakers

Tactics

  • Develop a text based system to reach Spanish and Cantonese speaking residents in San Leandro

  • Build long-term relationships with Spanish and Cantonese speaking community

  • Repeat and emphasize our organization's mission and vision statements

Partners:

Funding:

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