October 21, 2021
Progress on OpenOakland’s Priority Areas

Progress may feel slow to many of us, even invisible sometimes. But we’ve actually made some meaningful changes this year as a result of establishing brigade priorities...

October 4, 2021
September Steering Committee Recap

We had a light crowd at this month’s Steering Committee meeting last Tuesday but still managed to cover a lot of ground...

September 12, 2021
OpenOakland's Priority Areas

How do we ensure that all members have a voice and those voices are not only heard but are able to shape decision-making? Earlier this year, OpenOakland defined a set of priority areas based on existing member feedback...

August 23, 2021
August Steering Committee Recap

We had a light crowd at this month’s Steering Committee meeting last Tuesday but still managed to cover a lot of ground...

July 28, 2021
July Steering Committee Recap

Accountability came up more than once at this month’s Steering Committee meeting, as we discussed two core action items: hiring professional expertise to support culture change and reviving our former Civic User Testing program to ensure impacted audiences are more directly involved in developing and validating our project work...

July 10, 2021
Voices: Sean Martinez of OpenOakland

OpenOakland’s volunteer Treasurer/Recorder talks to us about the unique perspective his intersectionality brings to the brigade, the role of empathy in policy making, and the challenges—and joy—of learning and growing from a diverse community...

June 19, 2021
June Steering Committee Recap

Lots of great discussion about new project ideas, synthesizing member feedback, returning to in-person meetups, and more...

January 9, 2021
OpenOakland Condemns the Anti-Democratic Insurrection

OpenOakland unequivocally condemns the actions of those who’ve attempted to undermine our democracy...