NORTH OAKLAND NOW: May 6, 2009

on May 6, 2009

After three town hall meetings (covered by OaklandNorth here, here and here), Mayor Dellums has announced a two year budget for 2009-2011. Meant to close the city’s $83billion defecit, the new budget will likely cut some city services. To look at the official budget proposal, visit the city’s website.

The Trib’s education reporter, Katy Murphy, writes in her blog that Oakland School Board President Alice Spearman resigned today. This while the District continues its search for a new superintendent.

And here’s some goings on:

On May 7th Merrit College will hold “Demystifying the Myths,” a conference meant to “encourage education and planning for the future” among Latino students. It will be held at Newton-Seale Student Union, Building R-110, Student Center, 12500, Campus Drive, Oakland. For more info: (510) 436-2529 or Rona Young (510) 436-2419

And if May first wasn’t enough marching for you, By Any Means Necessary and  other groups will be holding signs and yelling at the UC Berkeley Campus on May 6th at noon. They are protesting the April 29th arrest of a worker at the Clark Kerr Campus Dining Commons by Immigration officials

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