Statement of Interest - Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce and Advisory Board
Thank you for your interest in helping us transform the public safety system in Oakland. By completing this form you are affirming your desire to play an active role in how we reimagine public safety in a way that better supports all Oaklanders. Whether you are interested in serving on the 17-member taskforce or one of the supporting advisory boards, we are grateful that you are answering the call for service at this important time in Oakland's history.
The purpose of the reimagining public safety task-force is to rapidly reimagine and reconstruct the public safety system in Oakland by developing a recommendation for Council consideration to re-allocate police funding in order to increase community safety through alternative responses. The purpose of the taskforce's four Advisory Boards is to thoroughly analyze those content to inform better decision-making by the task-force and ultimately the City Council. The time commitment for taskforce members is expected to be 10-12 hours per week while the commitment by advisory board members is expected to be 10-12 hours per month.
Please complete and submit by August 14th, 2020 after which we will send the first batch of applications to those respobsible for nomnating taskforce members. After the 14th, we will continue forwarding applications we receive to those responsible for nominations for their consideration. All nominations are due to Taskforce Co-Chairs by August 31st.
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* Loren M. Taylor (Councilmember - District 6)
* Nikki Fortunato Bas (Councilmember - District 2)
Oakland City Council District
Please indicate which City Council District you live in. If you are unsure, please use the following link to determine which Council District you live in.
Why would you like to serve on the Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce?
Affiliations or organizations, especially positions of leadership
Please describe the organizations you are affiliated with that relate to the purpose and vision of the Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce, indicating any positions of leadership.
What do you feel qualifies you to represent the broader Oakland community on issues involving public safety?
In which role/ capacity are you interested in serving? (check all that apply)
Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce
Advisory Board (A) - Budget Data & Analysis
Advisory Board (B) - Alternate Responses to Policing
Advisory Board (C) - Legislative Analysis
Advisory Board (D) - Community Policing
What life experiences/ expertise will you bring to the Taskforce and/or advisory board? (please check all that apply)
A victim of violent crime/family member of a victim of violent crime
Personally Impacted by police violence
Member of an immigrant community
Youth (age 13-21)
From a historically underrepresented population
Health/Public Health expertise
Member/ Representative of City of Oakland Labor Union
Knowledgeable of Law Enforcement Operations/Budget
Taskforce Membership requires: 1)Active participation in all taskforce meetings. 2)Active participation in at least one advisory board. 3)Participation in various community engagement efforts. 4) Anticipated 10-15 hours per week reading, researching, and participating in community engagement. (By checking yes, you acknowledge the required commitment.)
Yes, I can fulfill the required role
No, I'm unable to commit
Please provide any additional information that will help in evaluating where you might best be able to contribute to the effort.
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