M.O.B. - ( MAYORAL SPORTS FORUM DEBATE)
*A Forever Oakland take from last nights Mayoral Sports Forum debate*
~There were at least 10 - 12 people running for Mayor, never heard about most of these runner ups ~ A decent size crowd showed up, 50 - 75 ~.
Good day to our World Wide Viewing Audience
*Last night’s Mayoral Sports forum debate was interesting. The first thing that comes to mind by being present last night, which I have seen within political circles within Oakland and Alameda County over the years, is why the City of Oakland and County of Alameda is all F—ed up. This is “NOT” a knock against current Mayor Jean Quan.
(((I will explain a few key points and reasons why I say this )))
*TO THE EVENT ORGANIZERS THAT SHARED THE Q AND A SESSION*
(WHY WAS THE “FIRST TOPIC” OF DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW THE CITY OF OAKLAND AND COUNTY OF ALAMEDA WILL EMBRACE THE POPULATION OF PEOPLE THAT WILL FLOOD THE BAY AREA WHEN THE WHINERS STADIUM IN SANTA CLARA HOST THE SUPER BOWL? WTF? I CAN UNDERSTAND IF THIS WAS A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION DOWN THE LIST BUT NOT THE FIRST QUESTION? LAME. WE ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT OAKLAND SPORTS AS TOP PRIORITY, NOT WHEN THE SUPER BOWL COMES TO THE BAY AREA..GEEEEZZZ LOUISE, SMH!!!!).
-NO WONDER THESE PEOPLE CANT GET IT TOGETHER, THEIR PRIORITIES ARE UPSIDE DOWN-
*Like I said , I can understand how you want to make sure “Oakland” is an attraction and we have enough hotel accomodations, but we have “LOCAL SPORTS ISSUES” that need top priority 1st.
*NOW I WILL TOUCH ON:
-THE COLISEUM CITY CONCEPT, ( QUAN’S BABY, THE RAIDERS )
- THE J.P.A. ( LEW WOLF ).
-THE WARRIORS AND MONEY THEY OWE THE CITY FOR MOVING, IF THE MOVE BECOMES “OFFICIAL”. ($62 MILLION WILL BE OWED).
(COLISEUM CITY - MAYOR QUANS BABY)
*Overall, the “majority” of the runner ups for Mayor are “ALL FOR” the Coliseum Concept idea. Too many of them they are still not clear on everything but The Majority are for the concept, with a few knuckle heads who will not win as mayor anyway. To think some of those yahoos are involved with Oakland politics is a joke.
-Most of these “Runner Ups” want to throw Mayor Quan under the bus “BUT”, she is the one that brought the current “Coliseum City developers” to the table a few years back, that the current city council had a 6 -1 vote to extend these current developers lease, in conjunction with welcoming in the new investors to town “NEW CITY”- Hmmm Interesting-
*NONE OF THE RUNNER UPS DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING OR ENOUGH ABOUT THE NEW INVESTORS, “NEW CITY” , THAT IS NOW IN TOWN AS OF RIGHT NOW*
*I think what hurts Mayor Quan’s chances of being re-elected is how “Occupy Oakland” was mis - handled, eventho “Occupy Oakland” was not brought up last night at all, since this was a sports forum. This is just my opinion as a result of dealing with Oakland residents and alot of Ma and Pa business owners that work all around the Coliseum.*
“THE COLISEUM CITY COMPLEX IDEA, AND PUSHING FOR IT WITH “COLONY CAPITAL” AND THE NEW INVESTORS, “NEW CITY” IS QUANS BABY”. THIS IS THE SAME CONCEPT ALL OF THE OAKLAND WORLD WIDE RAIDER NATION LOCALLY AND ABROAD ARE PULLING FOR TO BECOME A REALITY, TO GET OUR OAKLAND RAIDERS A BRAND NEW STADIUM HERE IN OAKLAND”.
-The reason this process has taken so long is not because of the mayor folks, PLEASE KNOW YOUR FACTS. This process has taken so long to get this close is because, THE MONEY WAS NOT ON THE TABLE LIKE IT IS NOW. NOTHING CAN MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT THE MONEY -
(OFF THE RECORD, REGARDLESS OF WHO GETS ELECTED, MY HAT GOES OFF TO MAYOR QUAN, THE JRDV ( CURRENT LEADING DEVELOPERS), FOREVER OAKLAND AND ALL OF YOU WHO KEPT SUPPORTING THIS PROCESS OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS OF BEING DRAGGED OUT, DRAGGED OUT, BECAUSE THE MONEY WAS NOT ON THE TABLE. WE STUCK IT OUT )…
-Keep in Mind Raider Nation, regardless of who wins for mayor, Quan or somebody else. The Coliseum City concept is bigger then ONE politician, bigger then a Mayor, but Quan has been the leader in supporting this cause for the Oakland Raiders, not the J.P.A nor any of our other local politicans. BUT, I will repeat, the City Council and Larry Reid had a change of heart as a result of the “New Investors in town” who have the Money, hence the 6 - 1. vote. Sounds like to me the “Majority Voice” want what Quan has been pulling for, “Coliseum City and a brand new stadium for the Oakland Raiders”.
*It was very clear to the majority of the runner ups that the J.P.A. NEEDS to be reformed. The J.P.A. (Joint Powers Authority) is a disaster on “how its currently ran”. What many believe is the J.P.A. needs “Business savy” people and “Sports minded mangers/people”, sitting on the board, along with the current mix of Alameda County Supervisors and Oakland City Council members and or it should be disbanded all together. I AGREE.
-MY PERSONAL OPINION-
The current J.P.A structure lead by Nate Miley is a complete disaster, with some of the members that sit on it are all in my opinion, Lew Wolf employees, who sold their souls, the city’s soul and the county’s soul to the Devil, to Lew Wolf. This includes: Nate Miley, Rebecca Kaplan, Scott Haggerty, Chris Dobbins, Noel Gallo, etc. I AM A DIE HARD OAKLAND A’S FAN AND WANT A NEW STADIUM BUILT FOR MY OAKLAND A’S HERE IN OAKLAND. BUT LEW WOLF IS THE DEVIL FOLKS. I will iterate, Forever Oakland, A’s Fans and other Oakland sports supporters “forwarned” the J.P.A. and the city council that this 10 year lease for the A’s created by Lew Wolf, Rebecca Kaplan, Nate Miley and all of their supporters is a “BULL SHIT” 10 year lease that uses Oakland and nowhere within this lease does Wolf Committ to building a stadium in Oakland. A few “FIRE TRUCK CHASER - ASS KISSING” organizations “applauded” this 10 year lease extension, saying “WE ARE KEEPING THE A’S IN OAKLAND”. YOU TOO LOOK LIKE JACKASSES AND I KNOW EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE lololo. These politicians did not listen to the “Majority Voice” and now LOOK LIKE COMPLETE ASSES with the most recent article that came out “confirming” Lew Wolf and the Mayor of San Jose extending negotiations of a possible move to San Jose. YOU POLITICIANS THAT PUSHED FOR THIS LEASE ARE STRAIGHT UP SNAKES AND SHOULD ALL BE RELIEVED OF YOUR POSITIONS. YOU DO NOT HAVE THE GREATER GOOD OF OAKLAND AT HAND. ANY FAN BASE FIRE TRUCK CHASER - ASS KISSERS THAT SUPPORTED THIS CRAP 10 YEAR LEASE, YOU HOLD NO CREDENCE OVER ANYTHING, YOU DO NOT HOLD THE PULSE OF OAKLAND SPORTS FANS IN YOUR HANDS.. ALL OF YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES.-
(((THE WARRIORS, THEIR DEAL IS STILL NOT SECURED IN SF, AND THEY WILL OWE OAKLAND $62 MILLION IF THEIR MOVE BECOMES OFFICIAL))).
*All the Runner ups agree, there is still hope for the Warriors because their deal in SF currently has road blocks and its not official as of yet. If they do move however the Warriors will owe the city of Oakland $62 Million dollars. Some of these runner ups obviously do not care for Oakland Sports in general. Those dumbasses however will not get elected from how they conducted themselves.
(((FINAL THOUGHTS ON A FEW RUNNER UPS ))).
*There were a few Runner Ups that look like Quans age or older, and the majority of the runner ups have a “younger -energy”.
-Bryan Parker ( to a degree ) made some good points. Bryan Parker to me looks like Tom Hanks, lolo
-Dan Siegel ( older gentlemen ) who reminds me of Jerry Brown, is for Mark Davis having a Stadium built that absorbs the city debt.
* It is his hope to have Mark Davis and Lew Wolf come to the table and see if their is a deal that can suit both of them.
-Libby who I am not fond of at all, had some interesting points last night.
-Kaplan always brings “high energy” when she talks, shes a “RA RA” cheerleader type, but sounds like shes putting on a show. Of course she already lost me as a result of her “real motives” behind the scenes working with the Devil himself”.
-Joe Tuman reminds me of somebody who would run for Mayor in NY.
( IN CLOSING, FOREVER OAKLAND TAKE ).
Regardless of who wins the election, Forever Oakland wants to make sure that person supports and help finalize the “Coliseum City Deal” that Mayor Quan has fought for all of this time.
IN THE GREATER SCHEME OF THINGS, A NEW STADIUM FOR THE OAKLAND RAIDERS MUST HAPPEN AND WE ARE CLOSER THEN WE HAVE EVER BEEN. OUR BEST CHANCE IS NOW….
“90 DAYS AND COUNTING” TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK…
“WE ARE FOREVER OAKLAND - MOB READY”