CityCamp Oakland 2015

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  1. How Do We Ensure That Innovation is Best Connected to Neighborhood Needs?

    Yes, innovation can be driven by broad citywide initiatives, business needs and interests, or the types of open data that are available. But these starting points may not surface all of the most important interests and pressing needs of especially underserved neighborhoods. How can we best engage community members within the many disparate neighborhoods of Oakland to articulate the priorities for innovation that they see?

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    • How do I get data from city websites when the data are stuck in PDFs?

      How do I get data from city websites when the data are stuck in PDFs? Can someone help show us how to scrape data?

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      • Collaboration to produce affordable housing

        Utilize an online platform to coordinate Oakland's potential affordable housing sites with properties eligible for tax-credits to build new low-income homes. City staff, developers, advocates and community groups should have common access to this information in order to advance appropriate development that meets both the needs of the neighborhood and the developer's ability to build the best projects.

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        • Vocational Training at the West Oakland Teen Center

          S.T.R.I.D.E.
          EDUCATION / TRAINING

          Cohorts:
          Business
          Technology & Social Media
          Construction
          Agriculture
          Stewardship & Conservation
          Preventive Health Care

          Urban Electronics Center / Occupational Training Center
          The Urban Electronics classes will be offered at Willie Keyes Park (classroom and Lab) / Lowell Park (outdoor classroom and Lab) emphasize common core principles via linked learning hands on activities. Come join us!

          WHAT
          Manufacturing Quantitative Skills classes:
          • Will assist the students in understanding the need for mathematics in the manufacturing shop by participating in the Interactive Inspection Lab activities.
          • Will be given basic information on blue prints and written documentation commonly…

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          • Transportation planning in Oakland: How can we make it easier to connect people with different parts of the city.

            Transportation options and access in Oakland:
            Broadway shuttle, Streetcar planning, BRT, and other options.

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            • Access to data on police use of force

              Some possible topics:

              * Problem of limited data on public health impact of use of force in civilian-police interactions

              * Factors that may increase risk of use of force, thinking about ways to track these factors

              * Data available from OPD Use of Force reports
              [Scrubbing & normalization of non-narrative data collected; $ to pay for narrative data redaction costs; reduction techniques for narrative data]

              * Additional resources for local data
              [Civilian complaints & resolution; WISQARS...]

              * Making Oakland a model for community collaborations to understand and minimize risks to both civilians and police would be awesome

              Some background stuff…

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              • Alternative to detention for youth in high school and middle school

                Discuss ways to partner with school districts in looking at creative innovative ways to teach by focusing on students that are sent out for detention or out of class at alarming rates.

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                • Create housing success metrics, and ways to collect, display & set goals for them

                  If 2000 families are applying for 20 affordable units, that's not good.
                  If skyrocketing rents drive an exodus of longtime residents,...
                  If inequality in the city is increasing,...
                  If the % of Oakland's housing consisting of earthquake-vulnerable "soft story" apartment buildings isn't dropping rapidly,...
                  Come up with metrics to reveal how well Oakland's housing policies are doing, in creating abundant, sound housing that lets its residents have economic and geographic freedom that's not constrained by housing supply distortions.

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                  • How do residents know the ways they can participate and get involved?

                    There are people that may want to give input to city leadership, or participate but do not know how. How do we make access easier and more obvious.

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                    • Subject-sorted, Geography-sorted, and Author-sorted Legislation/Reports Databases and Online Community Forum

                      Subject-sorted, Geography-sorted, and Author-sorted Legislation/Reports Databases + Online Community Forum for greater trackability and accountability of government officials and departments, and easier access to relevant information to facilitate greater citizen engagement and response to current developments in Oakland city policies, programs and services.

                      Currently, legislation and reports can be found by scanning through meeting agendas and attachments on Legistar and doing keyword searches on the city’s website. Having sortable databases within these categories would make it easier for residents, researchers and community organizations to find location-specific and issue-specific data, or easily evaluate the track record of policies, programs, reports and…

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                      • What about east Oakland?

                        The long-term Investment in regional transportation has attracted investment to so areas of Oakland. WE can expect areas such as the downtown, west Oakland, the Fruitvale and the MacArthur area to prosper as the overall economy remains strong. How do we bring opportunity for prosperity to east Oakland?

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                        • Accountability for real progress in meeting Oakland's Energy and Climate Action Plan

                          "In July 2009, the Oakland City Council approved a preliminary GHG reduction target for the year 2020 of 36% below 2005 levels. " (See http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/pwa/documents/report/oak039056.pdf ECAP executive summary , pg. 3.) The document goes onto specify,a decrease of 32% electricity use and a decrease of 14% from 2005 levels needed, amongst other good plan strategies, to meet our overall 36% GHG reduction goal by 2020 . The most recent annual report by the City, 'Sustainable Oakland 2013-14,' states: "City-wide energy use has decreased 2.2 percent since 2005.While electricity use has risen by 3.3 percent, it has been offset by a…

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                          • How do we use the homeless/begger population for good.

                            From New York, S.F., Sacramento and Mexico I have witnessed many variations of beggers or homeless. Many often seem able bodied and mine. I'd like to explore ways to partner with agencies that need labor. This is not a EastBay works or Shelter...

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                            • Prioritizing the new mayor's First 100 Days

                              An administration is often defined by its first 100 days. What are the "first things" (or first steps to bigger things) the newly elected mayor and city council should undertake? What policy reforms? What budget changes? What's been going well that's worth reaffirming or doubling down on? Out of all of these, which ten should go first? Where should our leaders start?

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                              • Virtual Reality Oakland

                                a interactive 3D environment showing proposed developments in 3D fully rendered. This 3D environment will close language gaps and provide a means to communicate across residents. A means to experience a more up-to-date vision of our
                                City.

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                                • Gentrification Oakland

                                  Rental costs in Oakland are projected to go up, up, and away: In 2012, the average rent for a one-bedroom Lake Merritt apartment went up from $900 to $1,200. At the beginning of 2014, the average rent was $1,861, with a long way to go still to catch up to San Francisco's $2,631.

                                  How will Oakland be affordable for everyone? Including families who have been in their homes for generations.

                                  That's meant that a lot of people have been forced out of Oakland. Oakland's Black population dropped by 23 percent between 2000 and 2010, and it's safe to assume that…

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                                  • What can the City of Oakland be doing to encourage more civic innovation?

                                    What can the city be doing more of or better? How can it really ramp up support of innovation inside city hall as well as enable more innovation form local entrepreneurs?

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                                    • The city is publishing data now, but most staff still think it is not. How can we change that?

                                      When open public data is official in Oakland yet most city staff don't know about it, getting data can still be very hard. How can the City and community change this?

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                                      • Workshop: design a game that helps you qualify for your first job

                                        Thousands of young people applying to the Mayor's Summer Jobs Program too often don't have the basic paperwork to be employed. Let's design a game (or another app) that guides them through the tasks that make them eligible for employment.

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                                        • Surveillance update - DAC, privacy policies, stingray, and the rest

                                          The committee assigned to write a privacy policy governing the City's video surveillance system turned in their paperwork. What are they asking the Council to approve? Let's talk about what's happened in the last year and what we want from the City in 2015.

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