Vice-Mayor Randy Pope called for legal methods to remove a colleague, and he did so on November 4, 2021. Vice-Mayor Pope asked for information on procedures to remove an Oakley Councilmember from the dais if he disagreed with the colleague. Vice-Mayor Pope would do so, bypassing the Oakley electorate in the process. Below is a URL to a video of his comments. He calls for the accountability of the city council members. Yes, if he disagrees with a council member, that council member is removed. The removal would become more urgent if the errant council member reported misconduct concerning Vice-Mayor Pope on social media. However, Vice-Mayor Pope will determine who will be removed or not. Vice-Mayor Pope believed it was ethical and moral for him to degrade then-Mayor Alaura during a council meeting when she attempted to deliver a resolution in favor of LGBTQ month on May 28, 2019. Pope has sworn to uphold the United States and California constitutions. He did not believe same-sex unions to be constitutional despite a United States Supreme Court decision that says otherwise. Vice-Mayor Pope habitually denigrates unhoused persons, saying he would put them on a bus and forcibly remove them from Oakley if he was able to do so. Vice-Mayor Pope does not believe it to be a constitutional issue that all people be secure in their person. Vice-Mayor Pope thinks it should be lawful for him to forcibly remove people from Oakley without judicial review if he does not like them. A meeting of the Oakley Governance Council is tomorrow night, November 16, 2021, at 6:30 P.M. Now is the time to contact council members to voice your concerns about the governance of Oakley, or, better yet, attend the meeting to be held in the council chambers.
URL to the video:
George Fuller, MPA, MA City Councilmember, City of Oakley, CA