The plan is currently winding it’s way through the City Plan Commission (CPC) and ultimately the City Council. Here are some ways that you can still get involved.
Now – Get up to date on the current draft plan and some of the key messages from our advocacy group – click here for key talking points
Saturday, August 13, 2022 @10am – Join us for block walking to inform our neighbors and update them about current the status of the plan and what’s at stake.
Sunday, August 14, 2022 @3pm-5pm – Meet up with us for a sign making gathering, where we will provide updates on the WOCAP, sign folks up to speak at the upcoming CPC meeting, and help people with talking points, and information.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 @6am – Deadline to sign up to Speak at the CPC meeting on August 18th. To register to speak, visit this site
Thursday, August 18, 2022 @1:30pm – Speak at the CPC meeting. If you cannot come to speak you can email the CPC directly, click here for a listing of current CPC commissioners and their contact information
- Join or Form a Neighborhood Association, contact Yolanda Alameda for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact your City Council member!
- Chad West – District 1 City Council Member, email@example.com
Video from locally owned auto shops in West Oak Cliff
About Our Advocacy
Who is the Somos Tejas?
The Mission of Somos Tejas is to Cultivate a vibrant culture of civic participation in the Latino community that becomes a transformative force towards a more progressive and inclusive Tejas.
Who is the West Oak Cliff Coalition?
The West Oak Cliff Coalition is a community-led effort to maintain neighborhood self-determination in the face of development, gentrification, and displacement. Click here for more information
Our Campaign – Protect Our Homes, Protect Our Businesses, Protect West Oak Cliff
We are collaborating with the partner organizations and the West Oak Cliff community to increase community awareness and participation in this process that will impact the community for years to come. We have been advocating for the following since the inception of the plan:
- Community representation on the WOCAP task force
- Language justice and the provision of interpretation and translation services to ensure that information, presentations, and materials are offered in Spanish
- Authentic community engagement to inform and gather feedback from the residents and businesses in the area.
- A plan that reflects the interests and will of the community.
What’s at stake? Two Key Points
- Self-determination for S. Edgefield neighborhood- The majority of neighbors in this area are not in favor of recommendations for zoning changes that would create more density (missing middle housing). We want to assure that the voice of the community is listened to and reflected in the plan.
- Protecting our locally owned automotive shops from risks associated with being labeled non-conforming. They want to remove any language from the plan that would ban auto-centric shops or make them non-conforming. Minimal outreach was done by the city to inform these businesses of the WOCAP; which impacts primarily Latinx operated small businesses.