S1 is the charter amendment on the November 3, 2020 ballot that will amend Measure LL, the 2016 amendment that created Oakland’s civilian police commission. Measure LL passed by an…
Chief Guillermo Cespedes from Oakland's Department of Violence Prevention describes a strategy that combines a public health and community-driven approach to violent crime.
Get to know Guillermo Cespedes, the first Chief of Oakland’s new Violence Prevention Department, and what he thinks about Operation Ceasefire and the City’s overall public safety strategy.
Darlene Flynn, Director of Oakland's Department of Race and Equity, talks racial justice, the city's Racial Indicators Report, and more.
Oakland’s court-appointed Monitor and Compliance Director Robert Warshaw issued an addendum to OPD’s Executive Force Review Board’s report on the police killing of Joshua Pawlik. Make Oakland Better Now! responds.
On Tuesday, June 19, Oakland’s City Council will be considering the usual mid-cycle adjustment to Oakland’s budget. The administration’s initial proposal is here. (Its supplemental reports are here and here.) We’ve spent much time evaluating all of the current possibilities, and considering them in light of our priorities: public safety, public works, transparency and accountability, homelessness reduction and budget responsibility. Our recommendations to the Mayor, City Administrator and City Council are shared below: (more…)