Yearly Archives: 2021

18th Assembly District Special General Election Candidates

Meet the candidates. This Special Election is for the seat previously held by Assembly Member Rob Bonta, now CA Attorney General. The video contains clips from the Candidate Forum held on June 2, 2021, hosted by the Redwood Heights Association. The candidates on the ballot are Janani Ramachandran and Mia Bonta. The 18th Assembly District Special General Election is to be held on August 31, 2021.

Per the Alameda County Registrar of Voters

Vote Safely & Stay Healthy
For the August 31, 2021, 18th Assembly District Special General Election, we are mailing every registered voter a Vote by Mail ballot.
Vote at home! Vote by mail!

Timing

  • 0:21 About CA State Assembly
  • 1:57 Opening Statements
  • 4:20 Question 1: What are your top three priorities for the district?
  • 8:30 Question 2: How do you define police reform? What steps do you plan to take to address it?
  • 12:49 Question 3: What are your plans to address the unhoused?
  • 17:18 Question 4: Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? If so, how do you envision it would work. If not, why?
  • 21:16 Question 5: How would you assess how the state values, manages, and maintains open spaces and parks? What can you do to improve funding for this work?
  • 26:05 Question 6: Oakland comprises a large part of District 18 and has many unique challenges. What will you do to understand and best represent our city?
  • 30:30 Question 7: What skills and experience do you have that make you especially qualified to represent this district?
  • 35:34 Question 8: How would you describe your working relationship with others
  • 40:23 Closing Statements

They Want to Represent You

Meet the candidates running for the California State Assembly District 18. This Special Election is for the seat previously held by Assembly Member Rob Bonta, now CA Attorney General. The following candidates are running in the special primary for California State Assembly District 18 on June 29, 2021, and participated in this forum:

There were eight questions, plus the candidate's opening and closing statements. The timing is as follows:

  • 4:18 About CA State Assembly
  • 7:25 Opening Statements
  • 12:04 Question 1: What are your top three priorities for the district?
  • 22:17 Question 2: How do you define police reform? What steps do you plan to take to address it?
  • 28:41 Question 3: What are your plans to address the unhoused?
  • 36:59 Question 4: Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? If so, how do you envision it would work. If not, why?
  • 44:55 Question 5: How would you assess how the state values, manages, and maintains open spaces and parks? What can you do to improve funding for this work?
  • 54:01 Question 6: Oakland comprises a large part of District 18 and has many unique challenges. What will you do to understand and best represent our city?
  • 1:05:46 Question 7: What skills and experience do you have that make you especially qualified to represent this district?
  • 1:12:08 Question 8: How would you describe your working relationship with others
  • 1:21:06 Closing Statements

The top two vote-getters move on to the Special General Election on August 31, 2021, regardless of party preference, OR a candidate can win outright by getting a majority of the vote (50 percent + 1) in the primary election.

This event was on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.


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Water Main Breaks in Redwood Heights – Part 2

After a series of water main breaks in Redwood Heights, especially the Jordan Road area late last year, East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) made some changes to the timeline and scope of pipeline work planned in Oakland. On December 10, 2020, it presented the preliminary plan to replace pipelines in the Redwood Heights neighborhood. This work will improve water service, reduce water loss, and pipeline breaks in the service area.

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, the EBMUD staff reviewed the Pipeline Rebuild program, provided an updated timeline, gave us additional details on the scope of the work planned in Redwood Heights, and answered questions from attendees. Learn more about the plan by watching the video of the event.

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Questions?
Mona Favorite-Hill (she/her/hers)
Sr. Community Affairs Representative
East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
375 11th Street Oakland, CA
510-287-0135
mona.favorite-hill@ebmud.com

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Advancing Racial Equity in Oakland

Darlene Flynn is the Executive Director of the Oakland Department on Race and Equity. In this meeting, she discusses how we can work on advancing racial equity in Oakland. She shared the work she leads to develop strategies and mechanisms that will bring us closer to eliminating racial disparities and achieving racial equity in Oakland.

It's about all of us and what we, as a community, can each do to help.

This event was presented to the community on Thursday, March 18th.

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Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

Concerned about wildfire, earthquake, or power shutoff emergencies? This presentation by the Oakland Firesafe Council will help you prepare your home and family. The Oakland Community Preparedness & Response (OCP&R) is a 1-hour workshop that was presented to the community on March 9th.

We live in an area that is highly susceptible to wildfires and earthquakes, and preparation is the key to how well you, your family, and your neighbors respond to those dangers. OCP&R will teach you how to build an organized and active neighborhood group, create an evacuation plan, understand emergency notifications, harden your home and community against wildfires, earthquakes, and more.

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Public Safety Town Hall with Councilmember Sheng Thao & OPD

Councilmember Sheng Thao: As a resident of the Laurel I have been deeply concerned about the rise in violent crime in our neighborhood, and have heard from many of you with the same concerns. My office continues to take these concerns seriously and have been working closely with the Oakland Police Department in addressing the uptick in crimes.

It is incredibly important for me to hear from you directly. This is why on I hosted a virtual Town Hall for Police Area 4, which includes Laurel, Redwood Heights, Allendale, and Melrose, to discuss the rise in crime. This public safety Town Hall featured myself, OPD Area 4 Captain Angela Mendoza, and other representatives from OPD to discuss the rise in violent crime.

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