Thanks so much to all the Oaklanders who contributed their thoughts about questions to ask Oakland’s mayoral candidates. Your ideas came in as blog comments, as e-mails and as Facebook posts, and they were great.
We couldn’t use every question, but we used many of them, and we tried to cover every subject you suggested. The field of candidates is now set. We’ve sent a questionnaire to all of the 15 Mayoral candidates and another to all of the 12 City Council candidates. Unlike most of the questionnaires candidates fill out, our questionnaires and the responses are public. We want the public, and the press, to know what the candidates say now on the issues that matter most to Oakland.
Here is our Mayoral candidate questionnaire:
And here’s the questionnaire we sent to City Council candidates:
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“Make Oakland Better Now! Asks The Candidates: “What They You Do If You Are Elected?”
Spend taxpayer money?
Issue press releases?
Run for reelection?