Defund OPD Town Hall – What is Oakland’s “Reimagining Public Safety Task Force?”

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When:
September 19, 2020 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
2020-09-19T12:30:00-07:00
2020-09-19T14:00:00-07:00
Where:
ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Please RSVP and join Carroll Fife (Director, ACCE Oakland & Candidate for Oakland City Council, District 3) and James Burch (Policy Director, Anti Police-Terror Project [APTP]) for a virtual town hall. The purpose of this town hall will be to get community input on goals and expectations for Oakland’s “Reimagining Public Safety” Task Force over the next 7-10 months.
This event will include ASL interpretation and closed captioning. For other accessibility needs, please reach out to us.
Background:
In July 2020, spurred by community demands to reduce the Oakland Police Department’s (OPD) budget by at least 50%, the Oakland City Council voted to establish a “Reimagining Public Safety Task Force” which will present recommendations to reduce the OPD budget by Spring of 2021. This task force will be made up of 17 Oakland residents, including James Burch, APTP Policy Director, and will establish recommendations to be considered by the Oakland City Council regarding ways to invest in alternatives to policing and reducing the amount of money spent on OPD by 50%.
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