May 2011 Meeting: Recidivism and Drug Offenders

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Hope to see you all there!

MGO DEMOCRATIC CLUB

PRESENTS

RECIVIDISM
In the
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
RELATED TO DRUG OFFENDERS

a panel featuring

Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Matt Gaidos

Criminal Attorney Ted Stalcup
(who has extensive experience with drug treatment; his father got drug courts started in Contra Costa County)

Thursday May 19th
7:30 pm
Dimond Library
3565 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland.

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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.

Meet Jean Quan

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MGO encourages members to attend:

The Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club
 
 Luncheon on FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011, NOON TO 1:30 P.M. AT EVERETT & JONES RESTAURANT, IN JACK LONDON SQUARE, 126 Broadway, between 2nd Street and West Embarcadero, Oakland, Ca 94607.

APRIL 8, 2011, 12 NOON TO 1:30 P.M.

JEAN QUAN
MAYOR OF OAKLAND
 
will be provide insight and discussion on  
NEW MAYOR’S FORUM – THE FIRST 90 DAYS IN OFFICE
 
Please join in on the discussion of the following topics:
  •               a fresh look at Oakland;
  •             a balanced budget with social responsibility and fiscal responsibility;
  •             education and youth;
  •              jobs;
  •             and public safety
* * *
 
The meeting will begin at noon and includes a buffet lunchSpace is limited.  Please sign up on-line at www.DemLawyers.org, or RSVP to Club Treasurer Guy Bryant at (510) 836-7563, or by e-mail totreasurer@demlawyers.org. The event is open to the public, $25 includes lunch.  Please pay on-line atwww.DemLawyers.org. You may apply for, renew, or reinstate your membership and pay your 2011 annual dues of $25 by credit card at http://www.demlawyers.org/membership.htm.

State Convention 2011 – Destination: Sacramento

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When the rest of the country was turning red, we bucked the national trend and kept California a beautiful shade of blue.

After winning 9 of 9 statewide races, it’s only fitting that we celebrate our victories and hold our next state convention right here in Sacramento.

Friday – Sunday, April 29 – May 1, 2011
Sacramento Convention Center

This is where you will be able to find all the information you will need in order to register, take care of travel arrangements and get a glimpse of
what to expect at this year’s convention.

For full info, go to: http://www.cademconvention.com/

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?

Board Retreat

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The MGO Board will hold a retreat this Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 11 AM to approximately 3 PM to discuss general Club issues and strategy.  As with all Board meetings, this meeting is open to the membership, but please contact Joe Trapp, MGO President, at (510) 652-6616, if you wish to attend.
The meeting will be held at the home of Joe Trapp at 3508 Richmond Boulevard in Oakland, near the intersection of Broadway and MacArthur Boulevard.  Please note, that the home has approximately 25 front steps!
We will resume regular meetings at the Dimond Library in February, on the third Thursday night of each month.  Board meetings will be held the following Monday nights at Piedmont Gardens.

September 30 Endorsements

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From Joe Trapp, Club President:

First, I want to thank all of those who attended and voted, and all of the candidates who came to speak.

Five members of our Executive Board met tonight and counted all of the ballots, following our ranked choice voting procedures.

By the Club’s Bylaws, we do not release the actual vote tallies.

Here are the results for September 30th, 2010:

  • Oakland Mayor – No candidate received 60% of the votes, therefore no candidate receives the Club endorsement.
  • Oakland City Auditor – The Club endorses Courtney Ruby.
  • Oakland City Council, District 4 – No candidate received 60% of the votes, therefore no candidate receives the Club endorsement.
  • Oakland Unified School District District 4 – The Club endorses Gary Yee.
  • Peralta Community College District Trustee District 3 – No candidate received 60% of the votes, therefore no candidate receives the Club endorsement.
  • Peralta Community College District Trustee District 5 – The Club endorses Willam Riley.