Every year or two Oakland's Police Department rearranges the way policing is managed across the city, changing from 5 to 3 to 2 command regions, for various reasons. The map below lets you see the various configurations of police districting in Oakland, and yes we'll update this as soon as the new areas are provided [...]
Over the last 10 years, the rate of violent crimes has steadily increased in Alameda County. This trend is in contrast to statewide and national rates that have declined. As of 2012, the rate of violent crime in the county is one and a half times higher than the statewide rate. As part of our [...]
Last year, the Oakland Unified School District decided to close 5 elementary schools. The decision was made to save the district an estimated $2 Million. Click on the image to see where these schools are located and to see an enrollment profile for school year 2011 -2012.
OpenOakland, the City of Oakland, Urban Strategies Council and a few other key, local organizations will be holding a CityCamp at City Hall on December 1st. We are expecting 100-150 people to attend and hope you will join us. A CityCamp is an unstructured conference where municipal employees, department heads, technology folks, developers (of software), [...]
This is your invitation to join us for the inaugural Code for Oakland Awards Night where we will see the final (or close to final) applications and web tools built by Oaklanders for Oaklanders. This event is free to the public and anyone interested, we require registration ahead of time so please sign up now! [...]
This year some of our research staff attended the enormous ESRI Users Conference in San Diego, along with 15,000 other spatial analysts, mappers, programmers and data geeks. We got to tell the story of how and why we built InfoAlamedaCounty and what it means for our community. Take a look at our presentation below and [...]
Alameda County has released it’s new OpenData platform in beta version in advance for our CodeforOakland hackathon on the 21st! For us it's great to see our education and advocacy efforts finaly yielding results! We've been supporting the county to move to an open public data platform for some time and now we have the [...]
Advocacy alert- if you have any interest in opening public records, supporting open government, transparency and civic innovation then please attend the City of Oakland Finance & Management Committee in support of the city's report on making OpenData a reality in Oakland. Committee meeting details here: http://oakland.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=199088&GUID=6E548CD1-A1D4-44EB-B936-C7AC88062A0C&Options=info|&Search= July 10th at 10:30am Staff Report attached.
Since 2007, there have been over 10,000 completed foreclosures in the City of Oakland. With the much needed attention given to foreclosure prevention, there has been very little focus on what has happened to properties after foreclosure. This report seeks to fill this gap. The point of departure for our analysis is the precise moment [...]
In order to deploy resources such as police presence most effectively, it behooves a city to know where criminal activity is most prevalent. Because of the impact on the City and its residents, of most concern are areas where shootings and homicides occur most frequently. This reasoning appears to be a driving factor in the [...]