It’s Time For Oakland To Adopt A Comprehensive Public Safety Plan

Tonight at 6:00 p.m., the Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee will meet for the second time on the subject of “Public Safety Initiatives Throughout the City.”  Staff reports are here and here.  MOBN! has long advocated for a comprehensive public safety plan, with coordination of all of the city’s safety efforts, specific goals and accountability.  We had hoped that this is what we would get from Strategic Policy Partners (Wasserman and Bratton).  Instead, we got bits and pieces, and a long memo urging more community involvement.

Despite a slight reduction in violent crime in the last sixteen months, the city has much yet to do.  In this letter to the Public Safety Committee, we set out our view of what a plan would look like, and what some of the key components should be.

Make Oakland Better Now!

OakTalk Here is the blog of Make Oakland Better Now!, an Oakland community grassroots group of a grass-roots group of voters, volunteers, and policy advocates committed to improving the City of Oakland by focusing on public safety, public works, and responsible budgets. Founded in 2003, we’ve researched, lobbied, and successfully campaigned for a number of new, impactful policies, including the city’s Rainy Day Fund, Measure Z and Operation Ceasefire.

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  1. Jenny

    Why would anyone move to Oakland. It’s a war zone. Police don’t know what there doing and a large part of the population are animals. You turn on the news every single day and you see nothing but violence.

    So pathetic!

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