RCPC Town Hall: The Cost of Public Safety in Oakland

Event Time: 
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Ave., 2nd floor meeting room

The Cost of Public Safety in Oakland (and how you can influence policies and funding)

Co-Hosted by Councilmember Dan Kalb

THURSDAY, February 20, 7 p.m. for light snacks; program starts at 7:30 p.m.

Rockridge Branch Library Panelists:

  • Donna Hom, Budget Director, City of Oakland 
  • Paul Figueroa, Interim Assistant Chief of Police, Oakland Police Department
  • Sara Bedford, Director, Department of Public Services, City of Oakland
  • Councilmember Dan Kalb, District 1, City of Oakland (Co-Host)  
  • Nicolas Heidorn, Board member, Make Oakland Better Now
  • Moderator: Richard Raya, recent past Executive Director, Youth Radio

Panelists will explain the impact of the budget on the city's crime-related programs and policies, including how they are identified, implemented, and evaluated. The conversation will help demystify budget constraints in policy decisions and implementation, provide informed expectations of what the City can deliver, and describe how to pursue change.