Dellums Watch: Keeping Tabs on Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums

Because we care deeply about Oakland, we want Mayor Dellums to succeed. However, we strongly opposed his election because he never held a municipal position in Oakland and has lived in Washington for the last thirty-five years. We are wary of some of his supporters, and wish to keep a close eye on local political machinations. This blog will be focused on politics and people, not policy perscriptions (unlike FutureOakland).

April 04, 2006

Introduction

I am an Oakland native who is absolutely incensed by the candidacy of Ron Dellums for Oakland mayor. As a politican-turned-lobbyist he has not lived in Oakland for almost thirty years and is completely out of touch with the city as it is today. From engineering the special election of his chief of staff to his old seat, to his hypocritical embrace of "change" while collecting money from Elihu Harris's cronies and the city employee unions, this man has no respect for the electorate or any grasp of the very real issues facing the great City of Oakland.

This blog will be dedicated to uncovering the real, and wrong-headed, positions behind his lofty rhetoric.

- An Oakland Native

25 Comments:

At April 04, 2006 4:40 PM, Blogger deckin said...

Oakland Native:

It's nice to find your site, brother or sister. I had always thought about doing a blog along the same lines, but I thought it might be better to respond to the anti-progress forces on the Stop DLF site. Nice link to the Chronicle article too. I noticed that didn't get any play at the Stop DLF site. I'm glad to find another voice out here that cares about really cementing the gains Oakland has made and securing future ones. It's too great a city to let slide back. I hope your seeding your site as much as possible because we've got to get the word out about how important this election is and what's at stake for Oakland.

 
At April 04, 2006 5:00 PM, Blogger Oakland Native said...

You put the two blogs together and what do you get? Nancy Nadel for Mayor!

Although I'm supporting Iggy. Thanks for your interest, let's keep up the discussion and keep Oakland moving forward!

 
At April 04, 2006 5:25 PM, Blogger deckin said...

Yea, let's not put the two blogs together in that way! Yikes!

Seriously, the thing to do is to get your site up to the top of the google for Dellums, like the guy at Stop DLF did. Then traffic will explode. As far as the campaign goes, I suspect the support for Dellums is nowhere near as strong as the media portrays it. They just assume that the big name will prevail. But remember, Brown got an awful lot of votes and is very well admired; as long as Dellums runs around telling people he'll do the opposite of what Brown did, he's weak and looking weaker all the time. Check out Chip Johnson's piece in yesterday's Chron.

 
At April 05, 2006 10:06 AM, Blogger Oakland Native said...

I agree, deckin, that the media is overhyping Dellums's campaign. He hasn't been on the ballot in a decade, and Oakland is a youthful, growing city full of people who never voted for him. In addition, he is making a fool out of himself. The oft-quoted "polls" that show him in the lead are illusory; the only poll I have ever seen was done by the Oaksterdam News and found that Measure Z was Oaklanders' number one concern, which is obviously wrong.

 
At April 05, 2006 12:38 PM, Blogger deckin said...

Another thing to note:

After his first election, Dellums has never had a competitive race in his life, much less won one. I think his entire political career can be traced to a couple of legitimately good causes (Vietnam and South Africa) that have purchased him both the good will of lots of people who (whether consciously or not) feel a vote for Dellums inoculates them against any tinge of racism, classism, etc., and the ability to maintain some flat out inane and often inconsistent ideas: no free market, yes development, no development, etc., etc.

I think you're right about new blood in Oakland. I'm a teacher, and it's been my experience for a long time now that young people just aren't hindered by the old 60s dynamics and ideologies. They want results; and they don't feel they're betraying any moral principles if they demand that people work and govern effectively--nor do they have the kneejerk loyalty to the Dolores Huerta/Dellums/Nadel...cadre of tired and greying dinosaurs. Bring on the youth!

 
At April 05, 2006 1:45 PM, Blogger Oakland Native said...

Re competitive elections: you are completely right. In fact, didn't Dellums unseat a Republican? That was an easy task in 1968 Oakland. The fact that he resigned early (for no reason), forcing a special election indicates that he had no confidence that Barbara Lee would have won the open seat. Although Dellums's team of Washington insiders are sure good at throwing out the campaign vitriol.

I am in my mid-twenties and most of my friends are newcomers to Oakland. I am astounded by the degree of consensus there is on certain key city issues. Everyone is strongly in favor of downtown development, seeing that it provides them jobs, something to do, and entreprenuerial opportunities. They moved to a big, growing city from places like Detroit or Portland precisely for the growth. And they are completely past the petty racial politics of the 60s generation.

The other issue on which young people are remarkably united is the need to increase police presence downtown. From art gallery owners to leftist bartenders, every single young person wants to see more cops, a position not shared by Nadel or Dellums.

As long as they don't get ticketed for smoking.

 
At April 05, 2006 2:03 PM, Blogger V Smoothe said...

I'll suffer through having to go outside to smoke if it means I feel safer walking home at night.

 
At April 05, 2006 6:46 PM, Blogger Oakland Native said...

Correction: Dellums unseated a pro-Vietnam War Democrat in 1970 in the primary. He was then a Berkeley citycouncilman, his first elected office (he held appointed positions at the SF Redevelopment Agency in the 60s).

 
At April 06, 2006 3:23 PM, Blogger deckin said...

Oakland Native:

Here's a link to my blog Common Sense Oakland. I'll link yours and maybe together we can get more traffic and higher up on the google searches.

 
At May 21, 2006 9:46 PM, Blogger night rider said...

i guess iggy is the man if you love the corruption of Don Perata, Clear channel free billboards of Iggy and the bully program in the Fruitvale.

Iggy may offer specifics but a lack of vision will have Oakland turned into a whites only city! Genetrification is already on the rise. Is this the future. Yahoo.

 
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