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Reimagining Public Safety

Operationalizing the Oakland City Council’s commitment to enhancing public safety through more appropriate, efficient & equitable allocation of resources.

Start date:
Jul 28, 2020
Completion date:
Jun 30, 2021


The purpose of the Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce is to rapidly reimagine and reconstruct the public safety system in Oakland by developing a recommendation for Council consideration to increase community safety through alternative responses to calls for assistance, and investments in programs that address the root causes of violence and crime (such as health services, housing, jobs, etc), with a goal of a 50% reduction in the OPD General Purpose Fund (GFP) budget allocation.





Council vote on authorization of Taskforce
July 28, 2020
Deadline for submitting nominees to co-chairs
August 31, 2020
Kickoff of Taskforce
September 16, 2020
Draft Recommendations Presented to City Council
December 31, 2020
Final Recommendations Presented to City Council
March 31, 2021
Final Day for Adoption of FY2021-2023 Budget
June 30, 2021

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