Tag Archives: oakland

Oakland’s awesome public records request system

Oakland’s employee compensation database is the kind of public record that should be proactively available, even with historical versions, without requiring a formal public records request. But since I couldn’t find it online, I filed a request, and got to interact for the first time with Oakland’s very cool RecordTrac system for handling those requests. […]

Tuesday: Oakland City Hall to fight the Domain Awareness Center

This Tuesday, November 19, Oakland City Council will hear comments on its plan to spend $7 million of DHS money on a “Domain Awareness Center” that would aggregate surveillance data from many different channels about the residents of Oakland. The New York Times wrote up some of the privacy concerns people have with such a […]