Creating Good Government in Oakland

Evening Forum


oakland city hall

Good government processes ensure the rights of a city’s residents and support their ability to thrive. Like many Bay Area cities, Oakland has grown in size and complexity in recent decades, and its system of government must evolve to meet that growth. As a progressive, forward-looking city, it has the opportunity to flexibly adapt to meet the needs of both its residents today and those far in the future. Join us for a lively discussion about SPUR's recently released report, Making Government Work: 10 Ways City Government Can Adapt to Meet the Needs of Oaklanders, and how the adoption of new good governance policies today can situate Oakland, and those that call it home, for greater success tomorrow.

+ Sarah Karlinsky / SPUR
+ Ronak Davé Okoye / SPUR
+ Libby Schaaf / Mayor of Oakland
+ Loren Taylor / Oakland City Council
+ Treva Reid / Oakland City Council
+ Sheng Thao / Oakland City Council


SPUR Digital Discourse
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