On Tax Day, protesters were staging a press conference with the latest attempt at temporary housing for the homeless.
As one activist said, "there is a time to write letters, a time to meet, and when all else fails, a time to take to the streets."
Area residents have demanded that affordable housing, a clean and healthy environment, and good union jobs for current residents be written into any development plan for the area.
Weaver noted there was a great difference between the income of most African Americans and the cost of living.
Gov. Brown is calling for "significant increases" for education, health care, environment, and infrastructure spending in the $123 billion 2016-17 general fund.
Governmental agencies have begun tilting toward less incarceration, and more restorative justice and rehabilitation.
The plan is generating resistance from community members, who say that it will usher in more displacement than truly affordable housing.
Workers are not going to stand for housing prices that make it impossible for them to work and live in the Bay Area.
At City Hall the voice of the people, and the engagement of the public, is often an afterthought: We need to get our priorities straight.
"These decisions show how much is at stake in our nation's highest court and how critical it is that Americans consider the Supreme Court as we choose our next president."