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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Oakland Councilman Kalb Endorses Mayor Quan for Re-Election

Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb and
Mayor Jean Quan.
OAKLAND | MAYOR | Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb is endorsing Mayor Jean Quan’s re-election this fall. Quan’s campaign made the announcement Tuesday.

“I am endorsing Jean Quan for mayor because her policies and hard work are getting results,” said Kalb, who represents North Oakalnd's District 1 on the City Council.

Kalb outlined his reasoning for endorsing Quan over any one of the 14 challengers based upon her work for increasing funding for more police officers, the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program, advocating for more affordable housing and moving Oakland toward environmentally-friendly policies, he said.

In addition, on Kalb’s own website, he went further in recommending voters choose fellow Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan as their second choice for mayor and Councilmember Libby Schaaf as third choice in the ranked choice voting election in November.

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What a dynamic duo... Kalb and Quan

From Kalb's own site
"Dan Kalb has spent his entire adult life as a policy analyst, environmental, public interest and social justice advocate, policy director, progressive reformer, and community service volunteer."

Example of his grand ideas
"He successfully lobbied for the creation of the Oil Independence Oakland Task Force to develop an action plan to help make Oakland oil independent by 2020."

Oh yeah, no gasoline or diesel for Oakland, in only 5.5 years from now.

I can just see Oakland becoming a place where business wants to establish jobs. BYOO... Bring your own oil (and gas).

Quan and her sidekick Kalb, jamming 1960's dreams down our throats in 2015...
Anyone who can actually see Quan as a good leader either has hidden motivations or is deranged.

By MW:

If I was asked to rate Jean Quan's performance as mayor on a one to ten scale, and with one the lowest possible grade and ten the highest possible grade, if I was in an extremely generous mood I would give her a zero, but if trying to be accurate would give her a minus one million.

"based upon her work for increasing funding for more police officers, the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program, advocating for more affordable housing and moving Oakland toward environmentally-friendly policies" Point by point:
--Jean Quan was responsible for the City Council resolution that CUT Police Officers to begin with. It costs much more to hire them back & retrain them! & they're still not back to pre-recession levels;
--the Mayor's Summer Jobs Program has been going on for eons;
--so has Affordable Housing
--so have Environmental Friendly policies.

Jean Quan + Kalb = Status Quo, nothing new.

The only thing Kalb has going for him is the Public Ethics Commission. Other than that, Thumbs Down.

"The only thing Kalb has going for him is the Public Ethics Commission. Other than that, Thumbs Down."

Actually if we didn't have such numbnuts and creeps in city hall we wouldn't need an Ethics Commission.

The most ethical thing voters can do is cancel Quan. And Kalb too.

She will loose and I will remember this first term Councilmember in two years for his re election attempt. It's a target on his back.

These people are corrupt. I'll vote for Liu, who is the most honest candidate. Just compare the info on his site http://oaklandwiki.org/Peter_Y._Liu vs. the rest, a stalk difference to say the least.

Poor Kalb. Spent most of his first two years as a new Council member writing a new ethics commission proposal. With the goal of increasing public confidence in city hall so that Oakland as a whole might move forward.

Reality check: an ethics commission will take years and years to get up to speed, if it indeed passes voter scrutiny, and do anything useful. Bottom line is that many people don't have confidence in city hall precisely because city hall never seems to understand how to get from point A to point B. Improving public confidence via a new ethics bureaucracy is about as roundabout a path as one could possibly imagine and completely in keeping with the way things never seem to get done in Oakland.

And now Kalb displays his total hoodwinking by tying himself to Jean Quan who has been the very epitome of confusion (city hall employees speak of "Quanfusion), failure to complete tasks, lack of transparency, ethical problems (recently using city email accounts for campaign purposes), lack of vision and goals and so on.

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