March 30-April 5 Oakland Political & Community Events

29 Mar

Tuesday, March 31st – Oakland City Council Meeting

Believe it or not, the Measure OO repeal ballot measure will be brought before the Council yet again (yes, this will be the third time). The short story is that at the last council meeting, votes were tied 4-4 on two motions – one to entirely repeal OO and the other to only partially repeal it. So now Mayor Dellums gets to break the tie, if he decides to show up to the meeting. If he doesn’t, the Council will have to vote again and will hopefully break this logjam. If you’re still awake when the Measure OO debate ends, you’ll also get to hear some updates on how the federal stimulus funds are being spent here in Oakland. See the full meeting agenda and check out my post about how to watch and understand City Council meetings if you need some guidance on how or where to view the meeting. The non-ceremonial parts of the meeting start at 7pm, and if you’d like to see the meeting in person, head to the Council Chambers in City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza.

Wednesday, April 1st – Alameda County Democratic Central Committee Meeting

Every month, the Central Committee meets to discuss party business and to make plans for the future of the Democratic Party in Alameda County. This month, Frank Russo, Asssemblymember Nancy Skinner’s chief of staff, will be giving a May special election primer. If you’re interested in getting involved with the Democratic Party, this is a great way to do so. I’m an associate member for the 16th Assembly District, so you can find me at this meeting every month. The meeting will be held from 7-9pm in the San Leandro Main Library, Dave Karp Room, 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro, CA 94577.

Friday, April 3rd – Art Murmur

Check out the monthly evening of art gallery shows and entertainment in Uptown. While you’re there, make sure to stop by the brand new bars and restaurants in the area. Read my review of the art murmur here. The Art Murmur runs from 6-10pm but individual art gallery times vary. The galleries are mostly located in Uptown, between Broadway and Telegraph, and Grand and 29th. Check out the Murmur’s website for more info.

Saturday, April 4thJane Brunner’s April Community Advisory Meeting: City of Oakland’s Budget

As you probably know by now, Oakland’s budget situation is looking pretty grim. This Saturday, Council President Jane Brunner, Councilmember Jean Quan, Finance Committee Chair, and Marianna Marysheva, Assistant City Administrator will be providing an update on the budget and answering your questions. This meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at Peralta Elementary School, 460 63rd Street. To learn more, call 238-7001.

Sunday, April 5thNWPC-AN Susan B. Anthony Celebration, Honoring Kamala Harris

The National Women’s Political Caucus, Alameda North will be hosting their Susan B. Anthony Celebration, honoring Kamala Harris, San Francisc’s District Attorney who is running for state Attorney General. Drink wine, eat hors d’oeuvres, and participate in a silent auction. This event will be held from 4-6pm at the Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Center, 1630 Mountain Blvd, in Oakland.  Tickets are $50 and benefit the NWPC-AN PAC.

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