You Can Help Make Oakland Better Now!

There is so much going on in Oakland right now, and so many opportunities to Make Oakland Better Now!

First, the ballot measures:

Ballots are on their way to your homes for our November mail-in ballot.  You can read about MOBN!’s positions on the three ballotmeasures at our web site  here.  The short version:  No on Measure H (we want to retain our right to elect our City Attorney);  No position on Measure I (We agree Oakland’s financial situation is dire and the City needs money, but this measure fixes none of our structural fiscal problems);  Yes on Measure J (this is a sensible technical fix to the payment schedule of an old, closed pension plan that involves no new taxes).

Next, MOBN! needs your help promoting two important reforms:  City Council term limits and Budget Reform.  It’s time for the stagnation to end, and you can make a difference.  Please join us on Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to learn more and help us gather signatures for these critical measures.  Details below:

Finally, come hear Frank Zimring, the dean of American criminology, as he tells us how deployment of cops dramatically reduced crime in New York City and can have the same effect in Oakland.  Details below:

Make Oakland Better Now!

OakTalk Here is the blog of Make Oakland Better Now!, an Oakland community grassroots group of a grass-roots group of voters, volunteers, and policy advocates committed to improving the City of Oakland by focusing on public safety, public works, and responsible budgets. Founded in 2003, we’ve researched, lobbied, and successfully campaigned for a number of new, impactful policies, including the city’s Rainy Day Fund, Measure Z and Operation Ceasefire.

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