Joe Tuman announcing his candidacy for
Oakland mayor last summer.
In the video, shown below, Tuman makes the case that change "does not come from inside City Hall, but from outside." He adds, Oakland's renaissance will come from creating jobs, supporting small business and greater funding for public safety and roads. More provocatively, he says, "This is the only way Oakland moves away from being a Detroit of the West and again join cities around the Bay Area in being healthy and productive economically and feeling safe for the people who live here."