Part of Make Oakland Better Now!’s mission is to help Oaklanders understand what all of us are dealing with when it comes to addressing key issues like public safety, budget reform and responsible approaches to city budgeting. This includes participating in media events.
In the past month, we have had two opportunities to provide our views on main stream media. Make Oakland Better Now! board member Jim Blachman recently appeared on radio station KALW with Deputy City Administrator Scott Johnson and Bay Area News Group columnist Dan Borenstein to discuss the challenges for Oakland posed by unfunded pension and other liabilities.
And Make Oakland Better Now! board members Joe Tuman and Bruce Nye recently appeared with Bishop Bob Jackson of Acts Full Gospel Church of God In Christ on the Oakland Tribune’s web site to discuss the need for more police in Oakland.
The KALW and Oakland Tribune presentations both take some time to absorb, but they are both worth it. Please take some time, take a look, and tell us what you think.