Keeping Up on Oakland Budget News

‘Tis the season: There have been a spate of articles and blog posts about the Oakland budget lately, and we’re following things closely. Here are a few of the articles and posts we’ve been following…. Information about the recently adopted City Council resolution “Establishing The City Of Oakland’s Budget Process Transparency And Public Participation Policy (12-0424).” http://oaklandwiki.org/Budget_Process_Transparency_Ordinance “Oakland: Read more about Keeping Up on Oakland Budget News[…]

5/30: Expressing the Leadership Within us All

Your city. Your budget. Imagine that. Friends and Supporters of CDP! What are some of the traits of an effective leader that you would like to acknowledge or cultivate within yourself?  This was an icebreaker question at our recent meeting. A key goal of CDP and our initiative is to encourage the community to embrace Read more about 5/30: Expressing the Leadership Within us All[…]

5/24: More than Two Minutes on a Mic

Dear CDP community, Budget season is in full swing–and CDP is hangin’ in close to the action-and we’re asking: don’t we deserve more than two minutes on a mic, after so many key decisions have already been made? So many people have been ready for accountability and meaningful participation in city government for a long time–and we’re glad Read more about 5/24: More than Two Minutes on a Mic[…]

5/20: Action is the Finest Remedy

“When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.” Salman Rushdie Hola CDPeeps! How are you fabulous people doing?  Here’s what’s been going on with us: Party hardy.   Our ‘fun-raising’ party-slash-Shawn’s birthday celebration was ridiculously successful!  Thanks so much to all our supporters, especially new ones, whose presence we enjoyed and who collectively Read more about 5/20: Action is the Finest Remedy[…]

4/18 Newsletter: Mayor Releases Budget Proposal

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come yet. We only have today. Lets begin.” – Mother Teresa.  All of history has led up to the point where we find ourselves today. The “Land of the Free” has not lived up to its moniker since its inception; the Community Democracy Project aims to change that. The days Read more about 4/18 Newsletter: Mayor Releases Budget Proposal[…]