General Meetings

Next Meeting: Tax Reform

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PLEASE JOIN US

 

Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club

And the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club

 Invite you to a presentation on

 

THE GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED TAX EXTENSIONS AND PROGRESSIVE TAX REFORM:  A PRIMER

 

BY CA TAX REFORM ASSOCIATION

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LENNY GOLDBERG.

 

Greenberg has been involved with major tax legislation in CA for 20 years and has directed and worked on a number of statewide tax initiative campaigns.  He was a member of the CA Commission on Tax Policy in the New Economy and is a leading advocate for reform of Prop 13.

APRIL 21, 2011, 7:30 P.M.,

Dimond Library,

3565 Fruitvale Avenue,

Oakland, CA 94619.

Monthly Meeting – Redevelopment

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REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS:BOON OR BOONDOGGLE?

Thursday, March 17th, 7:30 p.m.,
Dimond Library, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland

Academic, television commentator and recent mayoral candidate Joe Tuman will discuss the pros and cons of Redevelopment Districts, which have been used extensively in Oakland.   As we know, Governor Jerry Brown (who used Redevelopment a lot for projects he advocated as mayor) is proposing that such districts be abolished in California.   Come and learn
  • What these districts are and how they function;
  • What benefits do they provide for cities like Oakland?
  • What are the disadvantages of these districts?
  • What choices do we have in CA to save money but still provide benefits to cities?

Next Endorsement Meeting – Sept 30

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Due to a conflict with the League of Women Voters of Oakland Mayoral Candidates Forum on September 23, 2010, we must reschedule our 2nd Fall 2010 Endorsement Meeting to:

Thursday, September 30th, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

The tentative schedule will be:

Oakland Mayor:  10 Candidates (7 Democrats), 7:00 to 7:50
City Auditor:  2 Candidates, 7:50 to 8:00
Oakland City Council District 4:  7 Candidates, 8:00 to 8:35
Oakland School Board District 4:  2 Candidates (1 Democrat), 8:35 to 8:45
Peralta College District 3:  2 Candidates, 8:45 to 8:55
Peralta College District 5:  2 Candidates (1 Democrat), 8:55 to 9:05
Club Discussion of Candidates

  • This time, we will supply pizza!

Dimond Library Directions: 

By car, 580 east to the Fruitvale Avenue exit.  Turn left onto Fruitvale Avenue.  580 West to Coolidge Avenue/Fruitvale Avenue exit, merge onto Montana Street and turn right at Fruitvale Avenue.

By AC Transit, take 53, 57, or NL to Fruitvale Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard.

By BART, exit at the Fruitvale Station.  AC Line 53 up Fruitvale to MacArthur.  Walk east (towards the hills) one block.  The library is on the left across from Safeway.