Funding Public Safety

Funding Public Safety explores how Oakland spends Measure Z's approximately $24 million annual budget, so Oaklanders can better understand the City's approach to public safety and violence prevention.

Photo @ Greg Linhares, City of Oakland

Public safety is a common goal for any community. Yet in Oakland, a diverse city of nearly 500,000 people, public safety inevitably means different things to different people. We believe that appropriate, successful policy can only be developed with accurate, complete information and open, honest discourse.

Funding Public Safety is a project of OpenOakland, a volunteer collective that bridges community and technology for a thriving and equitable Oakland. We strive to take a participatory approach to uncovering and answering the questions Oaklanders have about these deeply complex issues. View the code and contribute on GitHub.