Golden Gate District, Oakland, CA
P.O. Box 8797, Emeryville, California 94622


District 1 Election Debate
8/28/2012 8:30:00 AM UTC - 8/28/2012 10:00:00 AM UTC
5951 College Ave, Oakland, California, 94618
Who will lead the City of Oakland? We have had spirited races for Mayor in recent elections. But the field for many of the City Council seats has not been so wide open for many years. With long time incumbents stepping aside in the contest for three seats and potentially a contest featuring two incumbents in the At-Large race there will be change this November. Added to all this - a battle for City Attorney - the first race for that office without the name John Russo on the ballot. Barbara Parker, the long time number two in that office, was appointed to the top job last summer after Russo left for Alameda. Challenging Parker is veteran City Councilmember Jane Brunner. In an effort to help you get to know the candidates the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce will host a series of candidate forums the last two weeks in August. A schedule is provided in the table nearby. It all gets started with a showdown between the two candidates to be City Attorney. This program is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and will be held at the Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square. Like all the events it will start at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6) and is free to the public. The debates for city council seats are hosted exclusively by the Chamber and will be held in locations in the districts. While the events are free they will fill up fast. To guarantee your spot contact Paul Junge or Amanda Medina at the Chamber or amed