We’re writing to let you know that the current Steering Committee of the 22X Neighborhood Council is reaching the end of our tenure on the Council. We have been grateful to get to know many of you and look forward to continued relationships with you in our continued involvement in the Dimond and beyond.
During our years on the Neighborhood Council (NC), we have hosted some powerful gatherings, including:
- Critical Resistance - A presentation on the History of Policing and the effort to co-create our own safety
- Equity-Focused Council Member Forum (attended by over 200 people)
- Welcome Conversation with Sheng Thao
- Restorative Justice Information
- Neighborhood Visioning Conversation
If you would like to join the NC, we would be happy to help your transition. We have contact lists, connections with people in the City, signs, information on funding use (Neighborhood Councils get $1300/year to be spent on specific uses), a website, and more that we would love to share with you. The 22X NC is part of a broader city program of Neighborhood Councils/Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils and we would be happy to share what we have learned about working within this city system.
The NC by-laws state that Steering Committee members must have attended two meetings in order to run for election. Please join us for our Nov 21st meeting at the Dimond Library, 7pm, reach out, and enter your name for the election on February 11th, 2020.
The current members of the Steering Committee plan to continue to host events that focus on racial equity in Oakland. Would you like to be involved or be on our mailing list? Let us know.
Thank you to everyone who has been involved in any way. Here’s to the ongoing effort for safer neighborhoods for all Oaklanders,