The strategic planning meeting scheduled for Oakley this coming Tuesday, February 15, discusses the City’s vision and mission statement. I view a need to ensure a clear delineation that Oakley believes in social justice, social equity, and inclusion. Mayor Pope has publicly stated that he considers those terms “buzzwords” and desires to exclude the concepts from the debate regarding writing the vision and mission statement.
All are invited to participate. The meeting should be a lively event. The meeting will not be broadcast or recorded. The gathering will take place at 6:30 PM, Oakley Recreation Center, 1250 O’Hara Avenue, Oakley, CA.
I have attached a copy of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which I greatly admire.
George Fuller, MPA, MA City Councilmember, City of Oakley, CA