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BBBON Holiday Party

December 7, 2017

BBBON will be honoring some of our local heroes for the past year.  Pam Drake played a pivotal role at qualifying LL (Oakland Police Commission). on the November ballot and then helping to lead its passage. The New politce commission will meet at its inaugural meeting on Wed Dec 13 one day before our party. […]

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Police Commission Enabling Ordinance Passes First Reading

July 20, 2017

 Posted on behalf of Rashidah Ggrinage “YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT” At 1:00 AM or thereabouts on Wednesday 7-19, Libby’s abstention was read and distributed to the City Council. Interestingly, she offered an intriguing alternative: to pass our restriction on her appointees, subject to change by the Commission itself. That would have been acceptable […]

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The Swanson Report and the Public Safety Committee Debacle

June 21, 2017

Posted on behalf of Rashidah Ggrinage with edits to reflect dates and names accurately. ALERT:  THE ENABLING LEGISLATION FOR THE POLICE COMMISSION WILL BE VOTED ON AT THE JUNE 27TH MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS – WE NEED A LARGE TURNOUT AGAIN! Thanks to everyone who  showed up for the Public Safety Committee […]

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Pack the Room!

June 12, 2017

If we want the Police Commission to function as we intended – efficiently, effectively and INDEPENDENTLY- we need to stand up and urge the Public Safety Committee to accept our amendments which Noel Gallo will carry. Speakers should identify whose district they live in and what organization they represent (if any). Each one, bring one […]

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Coalition for Police Accountability Update

May 9, 2017

The implementation ordinance for the Charter amendment Measure LL is in the final stage of mark-up.  The coalition has reviewed the most recent version and created a comparison document: Comparison of Kalb.Gallo and Coalition Ord You can add your voice at the Rules Committee on May 11th and at the Public Safety Committee on May 23rd, both […]

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Been to the marches and rallies, but don’t know where to go from here?

May 4, 2017

One of our members, Alan Brill has created a how-to manual for those who haven’t joined one of the established resistance organizations and want to create one in your neighborhood.  The manual is too long to show here, but you can access it here: COMMUNITY BUILDING – A How-to Guide   Alan also included a resource guide […]

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Alan Brill’s Resource Compilation

January 19, 2017

Introduction This document is organized as follows: Helplines: Phone number and links for immediate support Local Organizations: Bay Area organizations, independent of national organizations Resource Websites: All categories of resources suggested by the group Articles and other reading material A separate document has suggestions and offers of support by individuals in the group. HELPLINES Police […]

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Alan Brill’s Calendar of Events

January 19, 2017

[Editors Note: These events will be added to the BBBON calendar for easy access] Thurs Jan 19 4:30P Who: Oakland Community Organizations What: March to Resist Trump Policies Where: Oakland Fed. Bldg. @ 1301 Clay St. Fri Jan 20 & Sat Jan 21 – LOCAL AND NATIONAL INAUGURATION EVENTS BAY AREA Fri Jan 20.  Time:  […]

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Alameda Civil Grand Jury Report on the Garbage/Recycling Contract

October 24, 2016

The following is an excerpt from the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury’s 2016 Final Report.  It addresses the issue of excess (or unfair) garbage / recycling fees charged to small businesses. CITY OF OAKLAND’S COSTLY PURSUIT OF ZERO  WASTE  FRANCHISE CONTRACTS alameda-county-civil-grand-jury-on-excess-garbage-fees EXECUTIVE  SUMMARY The Grand Jury received numerous citizen complaints concerning increases to garbage […]

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BBBON SC Notes

October 24, 2016

BBBON Steering Committee Meeting  October 13, 2016  Decisions and Action Items Campaign Continue to concentrate in Districts 5 and 7 Walk in the last three weeks for Noel Gallo, and Rosie Torres (1), Michael Hutchinson (2) Continue to push Measures HH, JJ and LL Send email blast to mailing list and make phone calls to […]

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