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Alameda Civil Grand Jury Report on the Garbage/Recycling Contract

Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 6:42 pm

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 […]


Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 5:45 pm

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 […]

Wellstone DRC Oakland General Election Flyer

Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 5:42 pm

To view the pdf: wellstone_bbbon_oakland_final

Wellstone DRC Berkeley General Election Flyer

Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 5:35 pm

To view the pdf: wellstone_4pg-campaign_berkeley_11x17-final

Announcing the Annual BBBON Picnic

Posted by on June 10, 2016 at 3:08 pm

BBBON Demands to Solve the Housing Crisis

Posted by on March 28, 2016 at 7:10 pm

The Council Has Passed the “Housing Roadmap” – Now What?   Declare Housing State of Emergency and Immediate Moratorium on Approval of New Projects To meet the crisis that is upon us and to stabilize the housing market in this moment, we call on city government to declare a Housing State of Emergency and a […]

D7 MLK Day of Service Results

Posted by on February 18, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Every year Block by Block Organizing Network District 7 (BBBON D7) holds a service event in District 7 to commemorate Martin Luther King Day. In 2016, BBBON D7 continued this tradition by hosting a planting and cleaning event on G-Street (between 85th and 92nd Avenues). For over the past two years, BBBON D7 and HOPE […]

D7 MLK Day of Service

Posted by on January 13, 2016 at 9:14 pm

Wellstone DRC Meeting to Endorse CA Assembly and Senate Candidates

Posted by on January 13, 2016 at 4:17 pm

BBBON has endorsed Sandre Swanson for California State Senate, 9th District (which includes Oakland).  Now those of us who are also members of the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club will have another chance to vote to support him.  With the endorsement in hand, the Club’s delegates to the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee will be able […]

Peace Ambassador Training

Posted by on January 13, 2016 at 3:02 pm

BBBON member Jennae Wallach has been working on peace building and peace education in Oakland for the past several years. As part of that work, she learned about the Global Peace Ambassador Training sponsored by the Shift Network (TSN). Jennae writes, “It is an amazing but expensive course. For the last five years, TSN has […]