Monthly Archives: May 2021

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.

Visit Pipeline Replacements to learn more.

Mona Favorite-Hill (she/her/hers)
Sr. Community Affairs Representative
East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
375 11th Street Oakland, CA

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