Do You Feel Safe In Oakland? Join a discussion on February 27



Join us for an in depth discussion about public safety and strategies for violence prevention in Oakland as they relate to public health, implicit bias and community/police relations.

  • Director of Violence Prevention Guillermo Cespedes
  • Stanford Professor Jennifer Eberhardt
  • Community Activist Reverend Damita Davis Howard

Doors 6:00pm. Program at 6:30pm. Free & open to public.

Tickets at:


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. Nicholas Vigilante

    I attend City Council Public Safety Committee meetings at least once a month. If there are items on the agenda that interest me, I sign up to speak on them and say what I want to say to the Councilmembers. If what concerns me is not on the agenda, I sign up for Open Forum which occurs at the end of the meeting and speak up at that time. For those who might be interested and want to speak up about crime and police issues, the next City Council Public Safety Committee meeting is Tuesday, starting at 6pm at City Hall. You can sign up to speak in Open Forum on-line at the City of Oakland website, or at the meeting before it begins. In addition, there is one item on the agenda, item #10 – a statistics report from OPD about burglaries and robberies in the last 90 days. The report itself is online for reading under meetings and agenda items. Attending and speaking regularly at these meetings is one way to advocate for and promote change, aside from participation in the election process. And, lastly there is always the opportunity for individuals and groups to demonstrate (peacefully) in front of City Hall.”

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