openness and commitment to action


be conscientious and respectful


If you believe change is possible we invite you to join us in creating solutions for real challenges and needs for the city of Oakland.  If you do not believe change is possible and do not intend to be a positive contributor to our efforts, meetings, and projects this is not the place for you. Our solutions are co-designed and developed by and for the people who use them so we value broad perspective and insight in the design process to create the best tools possible.  We are fierce advocates for decision making that brings tangible, positive, results and commitment to action for beneficial projects.


Oakland is the most diverse city in America.  We all live here for a reason and SmartOakland is about all voices and perspectives being heard and respected.  We do not exclude views we do not hold unless they are derogatory, threatening, racist, or libelous and we protect our members with our actions and deeds.