Dellums to meet with task forces
In today's East Bay Express blog, Will Harper provides two press releases from Ron Dellums' office. One invites the press to cover a mass meeting of his task forces, with him addressing them. The second clarifies that the press is not welcome, saying, "the meeting Wednesday night is a working session that is open to Task Force participants only." Oddly, I was invited via a mailer distributed to my building.
Mr. Harper focuses on the continuing paranoia of the press that Dellums exhibits, but I look at these as clues about the future direction of the city. How is Ron Dellums supposed to digest the findings of his task forces when 400 of them are to attend? Either this public forum is a sop to the task-force members who are left out when their leaders meet with the Mayor-elect privately, or it indicates that Dellums is not taking the task forces seriously at all. I mean, I know the guy needs to do some research on the city he hasn't lived in for thirty-five years, but a 400-person meeting isn't going to do any "working."
In other EBX blog news, the prolific Mr. Harper interviews Green Party candidate Aimee Allison about her gas-guzzling SUV. It's now for sale. Will she promise to send her child to public school too?