If you’d prefer to never see this kind of mess happening Oakland (thanks Berkeley for the great non-example), you should join Oakland Votes and many residents of the city to work on the creation of an independent Redistricting Commission for our city! Details on the flyer below- this will be a ballot measure this November assuming that city council passes it. The meeting is to get community input into the model Oakland chooses to adopt- both California and Austin have done this and we can learn form their efforts! We’ll have good food and you’ll get to play a valuable part in shaping the future of our city, and the future shape of our council maps too!
props to @mollyampersand for the original, distant design elements.
Yes you read it right, on June 25 we’re inviting you to join the Oakland Public Ethics Commission and OpenOakland for the 2013 Oakland Transparency Hearing!
The lineup for this hearing is pretty awesome, there will be a keynote from Tim O’Reilly on Government as a Platform along with these great speakers covering a wide range of open gov and transparency efforts relevant to our city:
Transparency 101 – Laurenellen McCann, Sunlight Foundation
The Problem with Transparency in California – Robb Korinke, California Forward
Innovations and Engagement – Alissa Black, New America Foundation
Public Participation – Greg Greenway, Davenport Institute
Oakland Innovations – Steve Spiker, Nicole Neditch
The event is public and open to all, but please register on the eventbrite page so we can plan for the attendees as this is a collaborative meeting!