George Fuller’s thoughts for redirecting Oakley

Was Oakley Mayor Pope’s Demeanor Professional and Businesslike on May 28, 2019?

The Press vanity piece concerning Mayor Pope, published today, was fascinating. Especially interesting was his comment that the mayor maintained a professional, businesslike decorum on the dais. I wondered if his example of professional, businesslike decorum was his May 28, 2019, attack on Mayor Claire Alaura when she attempted to proclaim the council meeting? URLs … Continue reading Was Oakley Mayor Pope’s Demeanor Professional and Businesslike on May 28, 2019?

No to Public Housing Projects for the City of Oakley

I am concerned about a proposal for downtown. During the Oakley City Council meeting tomorrow night (January 11, 2022), the City of Oakley General Plan is on the agenda for discussion. The General Plan calls for affordable housing apartments with 42 units per acre downtown. A comparison to this density is the Carol Lane apartment … Continue reading No to Public Housing Projects for the City of Oakley

City of Oakley Mission and Vision Statements

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 … Continue reading City of Oakley Mission and Vision Statements

Mary Knox for Contra Costa County District Attorney

Mary Knox was a pleasure to meet with over the Christmas Holidays. As you probably recall, Ms. Knox is filing to be a candidate for the Contra Costa District Attorney’s position. Ms. Knox intends to unseat Diana Becton, our District Attorney. Ms. Knox has a definite plan to bring forthright law enforcement to Contra Costa … Continue reading Mary Knox for Contra Costa County District Attorney

Oakley City Councilmember Meadows Aye for Mayor, Vice-Mayor Pope No

A note to remind Oakley citizens that I will support Councilman Aaron Meadows for mayor during the December 14, 2021, council meeting. Councilmember Meadows, a sixth-generation resident of Oakley, has demonstrated the knowledge and leadership ability to continue moving the City of Oakley in a new direction. Vice-Mayor Randy Pope would be the next Councilmember … Continue reading Oakley City Councilmember Meadows Aye for Mayor, Vice-Mayor Pope No

Today is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the U.N. International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3, 2021 Since 1992, the United Nations has designated December 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, aiming to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of … Continue reading Today is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Will Oakley City Councilmember Meadows Voice be Heard?

            Councilmember Aaron Meadows’ family has resided in Oakley for six generations. Councilmember Meadows has lived in Oakley his entire life. He is a successful business person in the community. Councilmember Meadows dedicates himself to the well-being of Oakley residents and works countless hours to enhance the lives of the residents. Councilmember Meadows is well-educated, … Continue reading Will Oakley City Councilmember Meadows Voice be Heard?

Oakley Vice-Mayor Pope Demands Unilateral Power to Remove Colleagues from the Dais

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 … Continue reading Oakley Vice-Mayor Pope Demands Unilateral Power to Remove Colleagues from the Dais

Oakley City Council Governance Meeting November 4, 2021

The URL for the link to Oakley’s governance meeting held on November 4, 2021, is below. It is the meeting where Vice-Mayor Pope and Councilmember Williams call for censorship of councilmembers’ social media posts. Please be forewarned. It is “some time” to download, and is two hours in length. http://archive-media.granicus.com:443/OnDemand/oakley/oakley_2cad3fe6-dc95-4fe7-932c-95756030f479.mp4 George Fuller, MPA, MA City … Continue reading Oakley City Council Governance Meeting November 4, 2021

Oakley Needs to Elect an At-Large Mayor

Oakley needs to elect an at-large mayor. During the Tuesday City Council meeting, the resolution to enable such an election can happen. The current system of selecting the mayor is flawed and does not allow the community to hold the mayor accountable for their actions. December of every year, the council voted to appoint the … Continue reading Oakley Needs to Elect an At-Large Mayor

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