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OpenOakland 1.5: A year in review

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2013 was a great year for the growing movement to open up government and build towards a future where our local city is truly by the people, for the people, and of the people in the 21st century.  However we …

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Opening Government: Oakland’s First CityCamp

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I recently co-founded an organization called OpenOakland with Code for America alumni Eddie Tejeda.  One of our passions was that we both believe that government can and should be much more than a vending machine.  It’s no secret that current …

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OpenOakland: Half of candidates pledge Open Gov

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Tonya Love and Adam Stiles contributed to this blog post. As Oakland’s election results are locked in we’re looking at the start of a very new era for Oakland politics. Six major seats were open for competition this year: one …

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Code for America in Oaktown: The OpenOakland Brigade

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Last week we launched the official Oakland Brigade: OpenOakland. If you’re new to Code for America then you’ve been missing out. If you know them, you may not yet know about the Brigade. Open:Oakland is the start of a new Brigade …