Community Meetings re Oakland Police Department's Strategic Plan Framework:  Wednesday March 3, Thursday March 4, Wednesday March 10, and Thursday March 11: 
The Oakland Police Department is releasing the framework for its strategic plan.  The framework presents a new mission, vision and strategic goals for the Oakland Police Department and the Community of Oakland.  This framework is based on information from Community members and Police employees gathered over the past few months.  Members of the community will have the opportunity to provide feedback and input on the strategic plan framework and shape the services that are being provided by the Department.  Information on the priorities and expectations of the Community regarding police services will be discussed.  The strategic plan will be completed over the next several months using the input and feedback provided by the public. Making Oakland one of the safest large cities in California is one of the key elements of the strategic plan framework.
Listed below are the four remaining community meetings OPD has scheduled to solicit feedback from the community. 

March 3, 2010

Montera Middle School

5555 Ascot Dr, Oakland, CA

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


March 4, 2010

East Oakland Senior Center

9255 Edes Ave, Oakland, CA

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


March 10, 2010

Willie Key Recreation Center

3131 Union St, Oakland CA

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


March 11, 2010

Manzanita Recreation Center

2701 22nd Ave, Oakland, CA

(just across 580 from Glenview neighborhood via Ardley overpass, click here for map) 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 

For more information, please contact OPD Media Relations Office at 510.238.7230 or

Tuesday, March 2:  Upcoming City Council Hearing to Consider Remaining Balancing Measures for Fiscal Year '09 - '10, Including Development Services and Measure B
Two weeks ago, the City Administrator presented the City Council with proposals to address the deficits in the Measure B fund (transportation and roads) and the Development Services fund (planners and building inspectors). Discussion of the cuts to these funds will continue at the Council's March 2 meeting at 7:00 pm in Council chambers.

The City Administrator's proposal to close the gap would eliminate 44.5 full time positions in the Planning Department of the Community & Economic Development Agency and Public Works Agency. Of these positions, 26 positions are currently filled. The staff reports on this item can be found here.

Further discussion of balancing the City's General Fund deficit, projected to be $34 million for next fiscal year (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011), will take place beginning in April. 

For more information on next Tuesday's meeting or to give us your ideas on the budget, please contact my office at 238-7023 or e-mail me here.