Our Upcoming Events
Ethical, Transparent, Effective City Hall
- Cut Mayor’s compensation by 25%. These are tough economic times at the City and throughout our community. Everyone must sacrifice so that the City can continue to provide services on a constricted budget. My compensation is $45,000 less than originally budgeted.
- Be transparent. I promised no back-room deals. I post my schedule on line so people can see what I’m working on.
>>Volunteer for Oakland Fair at City Hall in 2012
- Be accessible to the public. We can better connect City services to neighborhoods when the Mayor and City government can hear your concerns first-hand.
- Town Hall Meetings in every District—with agendas set by local residents. I heldTown Hall meetings in all seven council districts in the first eight months of my first year.
- Attend Neighborhood Councils: As a Council member, I found that regularly attending NCPC meetings was productive and helped me be responsive to neighborhood concerns. I plan to meet with each NCPC at least once a year.
- Open Up City Hall: Our Inaugural Open House was so successful that we open up City Hall regularly for community events, including our Volunteer for Oakland Open House last Spring (Photo above).
- Block by Block Organizing: I and my office will continue to walk door-to-door to help organize neighborhoods.
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Neighborhoods Speak Up
Hosting Town Hall meetings in every Council District at least once a year is one of the ways to make City government more accessible to Oakland residents. In my first year as Mayor, more than 3000 residents attended 8 different meetings-- one in each Council District and one in Chinatown held in Cantonese with English and Mandarin translation. Check here for future Town Hall meetings.
These were not your typical Town Hall meetings. Organized by local residents, these sessions focus on local issues of concern. Neighbors and volunteers from Block by Block Organization Network canvass the surrounding neighborhoods to encourage participation. The ideas generated at these meetings helped focus the FY1011-2013 budget and were incorporated into my Administration priorities for the near future.
>> District 2 residents at the April 30 Town Hall Meeting.
During the Town Hall, participants break out into smaller groups by area of interest, and develop a short list of the top three doable priorities--some clearly call for City attention, but many call for the City partnering with residents and other local institutions to improve the quality of life for local residents.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011