Do you want more City Council coverage?

22 Sep

As I was writing the weekly listing of Oakland events yesterday, I realized that I was spending almost as much time writing the part about tonight’s City Council meeting as I was writing the rest of the post. I also realized that it was nearly impossible to say everything I wanted to in just one short paragraph. I could have easily written an entire post about what the Council will be talking about tonight.

I got to thinking that maybe I should be writing posts like that preceding the Council meetings so people would know what the Council will be discussing and might be more likely to attend or at least watch. Or maybe I’m too optimistic – I’m not going to get more people to go to Council so I should just write up the Council meetings after they happen. Way back when, V Smoothe used to do this at NovoMetro (now OakBook), and I loved it. She of course still covers specific Council issues at A Better Oakland, but there’s nowhere in the blogoaksphere or in the news to find a good round up of what happens at meetings.

So I’ve created a poll below that I hope you’ll take a few seconds to fill out. I’d be happy to put some more time into Council write ups, but only if you’re interested in reading them.

Oh, and if you need something to entertain you during the not-so-exciting parts of tonight’s Council meeting, when looking through the OakBook archives I found this awesome 2006 debate between V Smoothe and dto510 about condo conversion. Check it out while you put Sanjiv Honda on mute.

2 Responses to “Do you want more City Council coverage?”

  1. Graham Patterson September 27, 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    I really enjoy reading your blog. I have been inspired to go to the next city council meeting thanks to your coverage of the Bart Connector – such a stupid idea.

    Thank you!

    • Becks September 27, 2009 at 6:52 pm #

      So glad to have inspired you Graham! I’ll be posting an alert tomorrow about the October 6th Council hearing on the airport connector and hope to meet you at that meeting.

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