Lately, the members of Make Oakland Better Now! have been putting their water glasses against the walls of Oakland homes and public places. They are eager to learn what everyone thinks about closing this year’s budget gaps, currently pegged at $9 million.
MOBN doesn’t have any political axes to grind, but does want to communicate collective thoughts to the Oakland City Council before they make final budget cuts on February 16th. MOBN leader Bruce Nye let us know that all Oaklanders may cast their ballots, through Friday at 5pm: vote here.
What’s in this budget priorities ballot? You’ll be able to support or oppose specific public safety, personnel and other cuts as well as revenue-generating (tax) measures. Then you’ll be able to offer your own suggestions, too.
We encourage you to cast your ballot, and rest assured your opinions will be presented clearly to all the City Council members. Although Oakland’s dealing with Hobson’s Choices, it’s better to consider the possibilities than remain part of the silent majority.