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  1. Implement an online system that enables residents to propose and vote on council measures. We need to ensure this system is universally accessible, kiosks can be placed in post offices and libraries. On a related note, internet access should be a right, free or affordable to all residents. I applaud recent council action toward achieving this goal.
  2. Ensure that we continue to have council meetings over zoom or some other interactive teleconference platform. The first emergency council meeting during the Covid-19 emergency had over 100 attendees, much more than a typical meeting. This has been a silver lining to this pandemic, technology has forced the government to find new ways of enabling engagement. Let’s maintain remote access to council meetings after the pandemic.
  3. Prioritize transparency and support our local news outlets. The free flow of information is needed to enable engagement. Currently, it is difficult to access Oakland specific data such as local business health indicators. Impediments to accessing this data deters engagement.

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