The Oakley city council members will be discussing their vision for the City of Oakley during January 11, 2021, council meeting. The discussion should be interesting. I will stress redefining our mission and vision statements to include social justice, social equity, and inclusion, among other items. Some members on the dais believe such concepts are “buzz words” and have no meaning. Particularly true in this belief is Mayor Randy Pope. Because Mayor Pope perceives the concepts as “buzz words,” he has stated they should not be included in any value statement the City of Oakley puts forth.
George Fuller, MPA, MA City Councilmember, City of Oakley, CA