Make Oakland Better Now! believes that the Oakland should regularly conduct scientifically valid polls of its citizens to learn what Oaklanders feel about how the police department is doing, and how the city’s budget process is meeting Oaklanders’ needs.
Valid polls typically cost about $25,000, and we believe the money would be well-spent. We will continue to urge Oakland to conduct this type of survey. But until it does, Oaklanders should take participate in two non-scientific surveys that will allow them to provide their views on the Oakland Police Department and the city’s budget process. Make Oakland Better Now! urges all Oaklanders to take the 15 minutes it will take to respond to both of these surveys: