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Police Commission Enabling Ordinance Passes First Reading

Posted by on July 20, 2017 at 5:12 pm

 Posted on behalf of Rashidah Ggrinage “YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT” At 1:00 AM or thereabouts on Wednesday 7-19, Libby’s abstention was read and distributed to the City Council. Interestingly, she offered an intriguing alternative: to pass our restriction on her appointees, subject to change by the Commission itself. That would have been acceptable […]

Pack the Room!

Posted by on June 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm

If we want the Police Commission to function as we intended – efficiently, effectively and INDEPENDENTLY- we need to stand up and urge the Public Safety Committee to accept our amendments which Noel Gallo will carry. Speakers should identify whose district they live in and what organization they represent (if any). Each one, bring one […]

Coalition for Police Accountability Update

Posted by on May 9, 2017 at 3:33 pm

The implementation ordinance for the Charter amendment Measure LL is in the final stage of mark-up.  The coalition has reviewed the most recent version and created a comparison document: Comparison of Kalb.Gallo and Coalition Ord You can add your voice at the Rules Committee on May 11th and at the Public Safety Committee on May 23rd, both […]

Been to the marches and rallies, but don’t know where to go from here?

Posted by on May 4, 2017 at 1:01 pm

One of our members, Alan Brill has created a how-to manual for those who haven’t joined one of the established resistance organizations and want to create one in your neighborhood.  The manual is too long to show here, but you can access it here: COMMUNITY BUILDING – A How-to Guide   Alan also included a resource guide […]

Alan Brill’s Resource Compilation

Posted by on January 19, 2017 at 10:51 am

Introduction This document is organized as follows: Helplines: Phone number and links for immediate support Local Organizations: Bay Area organizations, independent of national organizations Resource Websites: All categories of resources suggested by the group Articles and other reading material A separate document has suggestions and offers of support by individuals in the group. HELPLINES Police […]

Alan Brill’s Calendar of Events

Posted by on January 19, 2017 at 10:47 am

[Editors Note: These events will be added to the BBBON calendar for easy access] Thurs Jan 19 4:30P Who: Oakland Community Organizations What: March to Resist Trump Policies Where: Oakland Fed. Bldg. @ 1301 Clay St. Fri Jan 20 & Sat Jan 21 – LOCAL AND NATIONAL INAUGURATION EVENTS BAY AREA Fri Jan 20.  Time:  […]

Alameda Civil Grand Jury Report on the Garbage/Recycling Contract

Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 6:42 pm

The following is an excerpt from the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury’s 2016 Final Report.  It addresses the issue of excess (or unfair) garbage / recycling fees charged to small businesses. CITY OF OAKLAND’S COSTLY PURSUIT OF ZERO  WASTE  FRANCHISE CONTRACTS alameda-county-civil-grand-jury-on-excess-garbage-fees EXECUTIVE  SUMMARY The Grand Jury received numerous citizen complaints concerning increases to garbage […]

BBBON SC Notes

Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 5:45 pm

BBBON Steering Committee Meeting  October 13, 2016  Decisions and Action Items Campaign Continue to concentrate in Districts 5 and 7 Walk in the last three weeks for Noel Gallo, and Rosie Torres (1), Michael Hutchinson (2) Continue to push Measures HH, JJ and LL Send email blast to mailing list and make phone calls to […]

Wellstone DRC Oakland General Election Flyer

Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 5:42 pm

To view the pdf: wellstone_bbbon_oakland_final

Wellstone DRC Berkeley General Election Flyer

Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 5:35 pm

To view the pdf: wellstone_4pg-campaign_berkeley_11x17-final