2018 Oakland Mayoral And Oakland City Council Candidate Questionnaire By Oakland News Now

(Last Updated On: December 29, 2018)

2018 Mayoral And City Council Candidate Questionnaire is here!

This 20-question questionnaire was designed to give ers a chance to evaluate, at once, the plans and philosopies of all of the participants in the Mayoral Race and the Race for District 2, District 4, and District 6.

Individual emails will be sent out to each candidate; the return deadline of the questionnaire October 10th.

When all of the documents are received, they will presented online in a format such that individual readers can score the response, but only once per visitor.

The results will be constantly updated, and communicated on a daily basis up to the final weekend before November Election Day 2018.

1. Candidate’s Full Name and current occupation

2. Why are you running for office in ?

3. Have you held an elected position before? If so, please describe.

4. Have you ever served on a public board or commission? If so, please list assigments.

5. What endorsements have you received? If so, please list them.

Management Related Questions

6. What are your top six Budget priorities, and why?
7. There is a projected deficit for the City of through 2020. Residents want to close the budget gap via raising revenues. What would you do to raise more money for the City of ?
8. How do you propose to solve the problem of the City of ’s under-funded pension liability?

Police-Related Questions

9. Does need to hire more police officers or reduce the number we have – please explain your answer.
10. Do you support the work of the current Police Chief, or is a change needed? Please explain.
11. Unreported “use-of-force” incidents are a major Police problem. How do you propose to solve it?
12. The Police Department is in its 13th year of federal oversight. What’s your plan to get OPD away from federal government watch?
13. The Police Department disporportionately stops more people of color, than whites. What’s your plan to stop this problem?

Homelessness, Affordable Housing, Quality of Life In

14. What’s your plan to stop or curb homelessness in ?
15. What’s your plan to cause more affordable housing to be built in ?
16. What’s your plan to stop or curb illegal dumping in ?

Economic Development In

17. Share with us your economic development plan and policy for .
18. What industry should focus on developing, and why?

The Coliseum and The Sports Industry in .
(A special section because has a multi-billion-dollar facility called The -Alameda County Coliseum Complex.)

19. Where should the A’s new ballpark be: Coliseum or Howard Terminal?
20. What should the future of the Coliseum be, and do you have a plan to share with ers?


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