Last year, concerned Oaklanders got together to discuss city priorities and raise questions for the mayoral candidates. Since the election, this Make Oakland Better Now group has evolved and now focuses on the city’s fiscal situation and 2011-2012 budgeting progress — for the rest of us.
Make Oakland Better Now, or MOBN! for short, plans to make a special visit to Montclair this week. MOBN’s Bruce Nye, a local lawyer, will describe the city’s budget options along with the latest activities in City Hall. We like that Nye and other volunteers have taken time to understand and clarify options, as independent citizens with neither special interests nor axes to grind.
“Pencil in” this Thursday evening, to hear about the our budgeting progress and ask a couple questions if you’re so inclined. Nye will meet with Montclarions on Thursday, from 8-9pm — at Montclair Presbyterian Church, 5701 Thornhill Drive (map).
Many thanks to our local safety group, Montclair Safety and Improvement Council, which invited MOBN! to their monthly meeting. Their regular safety meeting starts at 7pm, for those who are neighborhood watchers.