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Jun
2
Tue
Oakland City Council – 12th St. Parcel Fire Sale – Item 17 @ City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Note: This is the topic that caused activists to shut down the City Council meeting last month.

Sign the petition against the sale!

Subject: DDA For 12th Street Remainder Parcel From: Economic & Workforce Development Department

Recommendation: Adopt An Ordinance Authorizing: (1) The City Administrator, Without Returning To The City Council, To Negotiate And Execute A Disposition And Development Agreement And Related Documents Between The City Of Oakland, And A Development Entity Comprised Of Urbancore Development, LLC, And UDR, Inc., (Or Its Related Entities Or Affiliates) For Sale Of The 12th Street Remainder Parcel Located At E12th Street And 2nd Avenue For No Less Than $5.1 Million And Development As A Residential Mixed-Use Project, All Of The Foregoing Documents To Be In A Form And Content Substantially In Conformance With The Term Sheet Attached As Exhibit A; (2) Set -Aside Of No More Than $500,000 From Land Sales Proceeds For Remediation Of Property, And (3) Appropriation Of $200,000 From Land Sales Proceeds To Fund An Asset Portfolio Management Plan

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Oakland City Council – DAC Privacy Policy. Item S-20 @ City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza amphiteater
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm

The Domain Awareness Center Privacy policy is up for a vote, along with related measures to be discussed. For background see The Oakland Privacy Working Group blog post “All Out for the Oakland City Council Meeting” and other posts on that site.

Note: This item is late on the agenda as it stands. Agenda items can be moved around.  There is no real way to know approximately what time it will come up, as there are other controversial items on the agenda.

OPWG has a few talking points specific to this item:

  • The policy is an important demonstration of how citizenry, staff and the Council can work together. Pass it as presented, with no additional exceptions, especially any allowing OPD to spy on residents w/o reasonable suspicion under ANY circumstances.
  • A policy is ineffective without a means of enforcement.
  • “Injunctive relief,” as proposed, is a good enforcement mechanism, neither overly burdensome nor toothless.
  • Without enforcement the work of nine citizens who donated their time and expertise for an entire year of meetings and analysis will have been thrown out the window.
  • A City-wide privacy committee, which will be coming before you in the future, is a must. The risks to privacy are only going to get bigger as technology becomes more sophisticated. As such their first task should be drafting a Surveillance Equipment Acquisition Ordinance, as recommended by the Ad Hoc DAC Privacy Committee.
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Oakland City Council – FBI-OPD Joint Workspace – Item S-22 @ City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Note: This item is last on the City Council Agenda.  There is no good estimate of what time it will come before the Council.

This item has raised many questions, among them being why the FBI needs an office inside OPD when they have offices in downtown Oakland already; whether they are really installing a mini-DAC and not telling anyone, whether Oakland would be implicitly or explicitly cooperating in FBI investigations of marijuana operations, spying on Muslims and undocumented immigrants, harassing and tracking  protesters and activists, and why such sophisticated and expensive computer equipment is needed for such a simple thing as a “Shared Work Space.”

Subject: FBI-OPD Joint Workspace From: Oakland Police Department

Recommendation: Adopt A Resolution Authorizing The City Administrator Or Designee To Enter Into A Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) With The Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) Violent Criminal Threat Section (VCTS), To Facilitate The Joint Purchase And Installation Of A Computer Network Infrastructure, Computers And Furniture At The Police Administration Building (PAB) To Create A Shared Work Space For The Safe Streets Taskforce, And Waiving The Advertising And Bidding Requirements For The City’s Expenditure Of $63,000.00 Toward The Purchase Of Said Items

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Oakland City Council – the Toxic Destruction of the East Bay Hills – item S-21
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Please come speak out against the toxic destruction of the East Bay Hills at Tuesday’s Oakland City Council meeting, where they will decide whether to accept the FEMA grant for the project.”

check out these websites for more information about the project:

http://www.saveeastbayhills.org/

http://milliontrees.me/

http://www.eastbaypesticidealert.org/
(especially: http://www.eastbaypesticidealert.org/wildfire.html and http://www.eastbaypesticidealert.org/wpad.html for the decade long history of this project)

http://hillsconservationnetwork.org/

http://treespiritproject.com/sfbayclearcut/
(sign up to participate in the July 18 nude photo shoot in the threatened forest)

Via email alert:

There’s been a lot of activity recently on the FEMA vegetation management front. For those who don’t know, despite 12,000+ comments opposing the plan to clearcut the Berkeley/Oakland hills FEMA released a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that called for the destruction of up to 400,000 healthy trees and the application of unprecedented amounts of toxic herbicides over a 10 year period. As a result of this unfortunate decision HCN filed suit agains FEMA in Federal court in March, also naming the City of Oakland, East Bay Regional Park District, and UC Berkeley.

Last Tuesday we had a press conference at City Hall. That night the Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee recommended the Oakland City Council accept $4 million of FEMA money and commit the City to spend an additional $1.5 million in taxpayer matching funds and a CEQA EIR. All this to implement a plan that will actually increase the risk of fire in the hills. Imagine, a City that’s broke spending $1.5 million to cut down hundreds of thousands of trees for no good reason.

Together we have a lot of work to do to raise awareness to stop the clear-cut and poisoning of the hills.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Tell the city of Oakland that you don’t want them to take the FEMA money to kill trees for 2 generations and douse the hills with TOXIC herbicides for at least a decade.

Tuesday June 2nd at 6 pm, the Oakland City Council is going to vote on whether to accept $4,000,000 in federal FEMA funds to deforest and poison the Oakland hills and to increase local taxpayer contribution to the effort to more than $880,000.

The City of Oakland appears intent on clearcutting 100+ acres of forests and spreading thousands of gallons of toxic herbicides in wildlife corridors, recreation areas, dog parks, and residential neighborhoods. Please contact council members and urge them to vote No.

If at all possible, please plan on attending Tuesday’s meeting and speaking. This is your last opportunity to influence the City of Oakland!

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Optik Allusions: Community Media Project Mtg. @ Omni Commons
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

OptikAllusions is a digital filmmaking collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to help each other tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. We make films in a spirit of collaboration and solidarity, share a lending library of film equipment for creative projects, organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops.

If you’d like to make videos or want to become a member, join us for our weekly meeting and a workshop!

We usually, meet briefly and then work on projects. It’s open to all!

https://omnicommons.org/wiki/Optik_Allusions

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Jun
3
Wed
BACE Timebank General Meeting @ Omni Commons: Treatment Room
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Every 1st Wed of the Month @ the Omni.

The Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE) Timebank promotes and facilitates the use of Time instead of money in the exchange of goods and services.

The foundation of the Timebank is a free, open source online directory, reputation and accounting system.

These exchanges help develop stronger, more resilient connections between individuals and community service organizations which participate in them, by improving communication and the distribution of skills and resources among our participants. We work to help people meet their needs regardless of economic status.

Please join our Meetup Group:

Bay Area Community Exchange Timebank

San Francisco, CA
296 Members

The Bay Area Community Exchange Timebank promotes and facilitates the use of Time instead of money in the exchange of goods and services.The foundation of the Timebank is a f…

Next Meetup

Timebank Monthly General Meeting & Potluck

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015, 6:30 PM
8 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

And our timebank at:
http://www.bace.org

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Jun
4
Thu
Fund Raiser for the Stop Mass Incarceration Network @ Awaken Cafe
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Jun
5
Fri
Rally: Tell the ACCJC to treat our colleges fairly! @ Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Do you think the ACCJC treats California’s Community colleges unfairly? The next ACCJC meeting will be on Friday, June 5th in Oakland. You can bet that AFT 2121 and CFT leaders from across the state will be there to tell them what we think! Want to help? Invite your friends and come out to join us!

ACCJC, TREAT OUR COLLEGES FAIRLY!
Rally and press conference
Friday, June 5th at 1pm
Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel
1 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland
RSVP and invite on Facebook

ACCJC will host meetings at this hotel on June 3, 4, 5. Legislation is being sent now to the Assembly that will reform ACCJC accreditation practices. This event is to raise awareness and put pressure on key legislators to consider passing this legislation for a fair accreditation process for all community colleges. The ACCJC treats California’s Community colleges unfairly and this harms thousands of students. California’s State Superior Court ruled that the ACCJC broke the law when it tried to close City College of San Francisco and the Department of Education criticized the ACCJC for its treatment of our California community colleges. The California Federation of Teachers, the City College faculty union and other supporters from across California have been fighting for fair accreditation reforms. We are holding a protest and press conference outside of the ACCJC’s next meeting. Please join us!

 http://www.aft2121.org/2015/05/the-the-accjc-to-treat-our-colleges-fairly-rally-on-june-5th-in-oakland/

RSVP and invite people to the event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/839111249505673/

www.facebook.com/saveccsf
info@saveccsf.org
www.saveccsf.org

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First Friday
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Oakland First Fridays street festival is here once again June 5th from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This month’s event will feature one-of-a-kind arts and crafts vendors, delectable eats, and unique entertainment to bring the diverse Oakland community together in a way only First Fridays can.

Five blocks of Telegraph Avenue, from West Grand to 27th Street, will be closed to through traffic making room for 30 food vendors, musical acts, and community groups and over 75 artists, makers, crafters and performers of all sorts. The music stages will have performances through the entire evening from Pistachio, Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic and Baby & The Luvies among others. Event goers are encouraged to visit food trucks and entrepreneurs Antonik’s BBQ, Mama Africa, Hooked Crustaceans, Charlie Frank’s Pies, Bok Ssam, Girl Friday Zeppole, Kainbigan, The Stroopie Gourmet, Fist of Flour Pizza Co., Tacolicious, Sunrise Deli, Opies, Torpedo Sushi, and more offering up their hand crafted meals.

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Fuck the Curfew! @ First Friday
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Jun
6
Sat
Bay Area Book Festival @ Downtown Berkeley
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm

Schedule here.

The festival is free, including the keynotes, interviews and panels on various downtown stages during the day. But we expect many of those indoor sessions to be full. How to make sure you get in? Stand in line for a couple of hours? Who wants to spend valuable festival time doing that when you could be exploring exhibitors, visiting the 50,000-book Lacuna installation, or having lunch?

Solution: Tickets! By two means:

(1) Best is to get single tickets in advance. Reserve single tickets. There is a button next to each session on the schedule, and you can reserve your place via Eventbrite for a small processing fee for each session.

(2) Get tickets on the day of the festival. A quantity will be held in a Box Office at the event site, first come first served, for free.

Or.. a standby line outside each venue will allow people without tickets access to any seat five minutes before the start of the session.

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Uphold Berkeley’s need for affordable housing!
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Balloons Aloft! Uphold Berkeley’s need for affordable housing!
Balloons Aloft! Come to downtown Berkeley to see balloons aloft at 194 feet, marking the height and dimensions
of this LA developer’s monstrous 18-story luxury condo high rise for 2211 Harold Way: 
Demolish the Shattuck Cinemas and Habitot Museum and terminate their 50 employees for an 18-story luxury condo high rise across the street from the Berkeley Public Library?! Turn Downtown into a construction site for three years, intensifying traffic congestion and harming businesses? Make a mockery of Berkeley’s need for affordable housing? Block the view of the Golden Gate from UCB’s Campanile? Is this what we voted for? 

 

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Debtors’ Assembly: You Are Not a Loan! @ Omni Commons Ballroom
Jun 6 @ 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm

 photo debtors-assembly-6-6-15-fp_zpsd4iiri17.jpgYou are not a loan! Are you in debt? Are you outraged by the debt system? Join the growing resistance! Attend the 4th Strike Debt Bay Area’s Debtors’ Assembly.

Come to the Assembly to learn about tools for escaping the closing walls of debt, to share resources and skills, and to magnify our assembled energy. As we share our experiences we can begin to take back from the financiers what they have taken from us….. our freedom and our future.

Organized by Strike Debt Bay Area. Facebook, Website, Twitter

More information: strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com

Strike Debt Bay Area is affiliated with strikedebt.org, rollingjubilee.org, and debtcollective.org

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Jun
7
Sun
Planning Meetings for ‘Listen Up Mayors’ Actions During Annual Conference of Mayors @ The Redstone Bldg, 3rd Fl, Room 302
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

mayors-forum-listen-upSan Francisco is hosting the 83rd Annual Conference of Mayors June 19th, 2015 – June 22nd.. Around 250 Mayors will be in attendance. This is an opportunity to raise issues locally and nationally that are of concern to us.

  • Black Lives Matter
  • Gentrification
  • Homelessness
  • Privatization
  • Homophobia and Transphobia
  • Immigration
  • The Environment
  • Corporate Greed
  • Wars not People

All are welcome to help plan for actions.

 

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland

OO General AOccupy Oakland GAssembly has met on a continuous basis for more than three years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement.  If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (Optional) Discussion Topic

 

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

 

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland

OO General AOccupy Oakland GAssembly has met on a continuous basis for more than three years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement.  If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (Optional) Discussion Topic

 

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

 

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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Jun
9
Tue
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly @ SEIU Local 1000, Suite 200
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds community and power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers.

We meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the SEIU Local 1000 union hall in downtown Oakland at 6:30 PM.

Our work together encompasses: (1) the concerns of precarious, contingent, and care workers; (2) current campaigns to improve wages for low-wage workers; and (3) efforts by unionized workers and unions to improve wages and quality of work life. We share stories and information in an egalitarian and participatory way to build relationships and build the movement.

We look forward to learning with you and making change for the better.

Please love and support one another. We have a duty to fight. We have a duty to win.

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Optik Allusions: Community Media Project Mtg. @ Omni Commons
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

OptikAllusions is a digital filmmaking collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to help each other tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. We make films in a spirit of collaboration and solidarity, share a lending library of film equipment for creative projects, organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops.

If you’d like to make videos or want to become a member, join us for our weekly meeting and a workshop!

We usually, meet briefly and then work on projects. It’s open to all!

https://omnicommons.org/wiki/Optik_Allusions

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Jun
10
Wed
Court Support for McKenzie @ Wiley Manual, Dept 104
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
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Politics of Debt Reading Group. @ Omni Commons Basement (check whiteboard)
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We discuss various monetary and debt-related topics.  Stay tuned for readings for this meeting, coming soon.

The Politics of Debt Reading Group is affiliated with the Bay Area Public School and Strike Debt Bay Area.

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