“Hack into the matrix. It’s what we call residual self-image. It is the mental projection of your digital self. What is real? How do you define real? This is the world that you know. You’ve been living in a dream world Neo”

– George Washington

Boston, MA


Dear CDP Community,


Our initiative to reform the City of Oakland’s budget drafting progress is gaining steam, it’s so hot we can feel the fires of change.


What we need:


-Graphic designers

-Volunteers (not redeemable for tax credit):



Progress updates:

-We have a bank account (Go us!)

-Our folks, Shawn and Adam Stiles from Open Budget Oakland presenting the awesome app at the City Council meeting. Meeting some union members and chatting up our fellow Oaklanders all the while. It’s our time, y’all! If you haven’t seen Open Budget Oakland check it out here:



Come hang out at our super serious meetings:

Every Monday 7pm

Sudo Room

2141 Broadway




Get involved in the effort to make our community our own! Volunteer your time to make Oakland a more Democratic place to live and create change. We only need a few more signature gathering shifts covered before we reach critical mass!



We’re having a party for Shawn’s birthday and CDPfundraiser-on May 10.

Upcoming Budget Calendar

CDP members will be attending. Say “Whaddup” to us :)


  • MAY 23, 2013 – City Council’s Budget proposal gets it’s first hearing . 6pm. City Hall ( 1 of 3 )
  • JUNE 6, 2013 – City Council’s budget proposal gets it’s 2nd hearing .6pm. City Hall ( 2 of 3 )
  • JUNE 27, 2013 – last City Council budget hearing and adoption. 6pm. City Hall ( 3 of 3 )
  • JULY 1, 2013 – Implementation of 2013 – 2015 adopted budget  ( spending starts )

One Love,


and the rest of the Community Democracy Project team


“Our budget. Our vote. Imagine that””

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