We are OpenOakland

OpenOakland is a volunteer collective of data geeks, advocates, technologists, designers, policy makers, residents, researchers, thinkers and doers who bridge community and technology for a thriving and equitable Oakland.

About the Brigade

Latest updates from the brigade

May 17th, 2022
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Restructuring OpenOakland

As of May 17, membership unanimously voted yes to empower the Steering Committee to enter Lean Ops mode and focus on restructuring the brigade for greater inclusiveness. Our Lean Ops (lean operations) mode is intended to strip operational tasks down to the very barebones needed to accomplish two core goals...

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May 9th, 2022
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Open through 5/17: Special Member-wide Leadership Vote

Per our bylaws, we are committed to a democratically-controlled brigade that ensures all members have a direct voice in how we operate. With no elected leadership currently on the Steering Committee, this vote offers members a voice in our next steps...

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