Save the Date! MOBN Sponsored Mayoral Debate on 4/3/14


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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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  1. Grumpy

    Is it necessary to RSVP? There is probably more than one person in Oakland who is interested in the problems who does not do facebook.

  2. Kodi

    Yes, there is more than one person who does not “like” Facebook but who will attend the meeting. Since Oakland has this “multiple choice” (read Musical Chairs) system of voting (the worst idea ever!) and since about 8 people always run for the mayor’s office, it is a foregone conclusion that not one of them will EVER get 51% of the votes! This ballot system is how we got our current incompetent mayor. How about restricting the number of candidates to 2 or at most 3 (the first three to qualify to register)? Or changing the ballot back to something more rational and predictable?

    1. Gerry Tenney

      There’s a “great” idea ” the first two or three to qualify to register”

  3. Mr. Grumps

    The co-sponsor of this “debate” by the way is MGO, Oakland’s “Democratic Club,” whose main claim-to-political action in recent years was the musical chairs voting system.

    Apparently one does need to RSVP to get a ticket to go to the “debate.” You can avoid Facebook by going to the MGO website which has a link to an online reservation site which will grant you your ticket to an enlightening evening moderated by those hard-nosed critical thinkers Gob Bammon and Jip Chonson.

  4. Arnie Russell-Snyder

    Any chance the debate will be televised on public access channel?

  5. oaktalk

    Two comments: RSVP’s are much appreciated because it helps us plan. They are not required. Second, the only public access channel is KTOP, and the advise they an only broadcast from City Hall. We’re trying to make arrangements to live stream on line, however, and will announce if we are successful. If we can’t do that, at a minimum we plan to post video of the event.

  6. oaktalk

    Rather, because THEY help us plan.

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