Reimagining Public Safety

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

About the Taskforce

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.

How to Get Involved

  • Community members are invited to share ideas and perspectives to help the Task Force Reimagine Public Safety:
    • If you would like to share your perspectives via email, please send a detailed message to OaklandRPSTF@policylink.org.
    • If you would like to participate but do not have access to the internet or a device (smartphone, tablet, or computer), please call (510) 663-4399 and leave a detailed voicemail with your ideas and suggestions.
  • Save the date for our final Community Listening Session to share feedback on the final recommendations before the Task Force vote:
  • You can access materials related to the community engagement process in this folder.

Taskforce Members

The Task Force is comprised of two co-chairs, two co-facilitator organizations and 17 appointed members. In addition, there are four Advisory Boards focused on Legal & Policy Barriers & Opportunities, Alternate Responses, Programs & Investments, Budget Data & Analysis, and OPD Organization & Culture.

Timeline

  • July 28, 2020

    Council vote on authorization of Taskforce

  • August 31, 2020

    Deadline for submitting nominees to co-chairs

  • September 16, 2020

    Kickoff of Taskforce

  • April 1, 2021

    Draft Recommendations Presented to City Council

  • April 20, 2021

    Final Recommendations Presented to City Council

  • June 30, 2021

    Final Day for Adoption of FY2021-2023 Budget

Meeting Archive

Meeting Date Meeting Minutes Video Agenda
Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Meeting 02/17/21 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Feb3
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Feb17 Meeting Agenda
Reimagining Public Safety Task Force meeting 02/03/21 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Jan20
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Feb03 Meeting Agenda
Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Meeting 01/20/21 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Jan6
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Jan20 Meeting Agenda
Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Meeting 01/06/21 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Dec9
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Jan6 Meeting Agenda
Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Meeting 12/09/20 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Nov23
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Dec9 Meeting Agenda
Reimagining Public Safety Task Force meeting 11/23/20 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Nov12
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Nov23 Meeting Agenda
Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Meeting 11/12/20 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Oct28
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Nov12 Meeting Agenda
Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce Meeting 10/28/20 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Oct14
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Oct28 Meeting Agenda
Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce - OPD Organization and Culture Advisory Board Meeting 10/22/20 N/A Link Oct22 Meeting Agenda OPD Organization and Culture Advisory Board
Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce - Legal and Policy Barriers and Opportunities Advisory Board Meeting 10/21/20 N/A Link October 21 Meeting Agenda Legal and Policy Barriers and Opportunities Advisory Board
Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce - Budget and Data Advisory Board Meeting 10/20/20 N/A Link Oct20 Meeting Agenda Budget Data Analysis Advisory Board
Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce - Alternate Responses, Programs, and Investments Advisory Board Meeting 10/19/20 N/A Link Oct19 Meeting Agenda Alternate Responses Advisory Board
Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce Meeting 10/14/20 Attachment 1 RPSTF Draft Minutes Sept30
Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Oct14 Meeting Agenda
Reimagine Public Safety Taskforce Meeting 09/30/20 N/A Link Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Sept30 Meeting Agenda 1
Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce Kickoff Meeting 09/16/20 RPSTF Minutes Sept16
N/A Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Sept16 Meeting Agenda 3