Time for Oakland’s Mayor to Step Down, follow Ex-PD Chief Tucker, Ex-CEO Edgerly
Even Clinton Killian is out saying Mayor Ron Dellums is doing a piss-poor job. This from a shady 2008 city council at-large candidate who shelled out for at least two expensive billboards. But he does make good points, even if we already know them. Even earlier this week Democratic Machine Boss PIRATA was saying similar things.
I wonder if everyone who voted for Dellums gets it yet. After finding and reading some Oakland blogs (where the real coverage is) I got smart — over a year ago now. As far as being politically hip in Oakland goes, I was born last year, not yesterday. There must be thousands of Oakland residents who’ve never seen or read an Oakland political blog or yahoo mailing list of any depth. Clueless voters. And who can blame them?
Why aren’t we asking Dellums to resign? I don’t know De La Fuente very well and have heard mixed reviews, but at minimum he is probably our best bridge to FY2011. DLF seems competent enough.
Killian mentions a list of contenders. I would say absolutely no to Uhuru fellow traveler Councilwoman Jane Brunner or any current city councilmember, with the exception of “IDLF” (above) or Pat Kernighan, and I’m not so sure about these two. Maybe. Attorney John Russo seems like a tough nut. He’d be good. It’s not a matter of “who’s better than Dellums” but “who’s going to be the best Mayor?” I don’t know if Patrick McCullough would want the onerus task of being mayorl
Parents protest 1/2 time principal in LA
Here’s a video of parents protesting a half time school principal in LA. They know how to handle employees “skipping class”!