Picking Up the Trash in Oakland

Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo represents the Fruitvale district. One thing he does is lead a group of volunteers every weekend to help pick up trash around his district and combat the endless illegal dumping problem.

On Saturday, July 29, five of us volunteered with him, and some of us plan to come back on a regular basis.

He tweeted about us!

Volunteering has so many purposes:

  • the trash gets picked up and the neighborhood gets the benefit
  • we learn a lot about Oakland, and how a city councilmember can interact with his district
  • we get to talk to Councilmember Gallo and his other volunteers about public banking and other city issues we care about

If you live in Councilmember Gallo’s district (or even if you don’t), consider donating a Saturday morning now and then. You won’t regret it.

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