Oakland Mayor Quan Recall Plan Details Leaked To Zennie62

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan

While there has been a lot of talk about the desire to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, there hasn’t been any real information on the actual structure of the effort led by Oaklander Gene Hazzard.

The entire recall idea really started before the mess of Occupy Oakland, but it picked up real, considerable steam after that violent Tuesday October 25th that saw clashes between police officers from many Alameda County cities, and Occupy Oakland protestors. And while it looked like the energy to do a recall died down at one point last week, that lasted for all but one day.

By the weekend, when this blogger attended a number of Oakland events, the talk of not just recall but the possibility of success of such an effort and how it would be done, was mentioned by several people on separate occasions.

As one local light said “I have 60 people who can get 200 signatures, and they’re ready to do it.” That’s 12,000 signatures of the estimated 17,000 to 19,000 signatures needed.

And now, a source has leaked the details exclusively to Zennie62.com, and of how the recall effort supposed to work. The email list the specific groups and subgroups and their specific responsibilities. It is presented “as is” below, and without corrections for misspelled words, and where you will see that the email was written in all caps. Again, that’s how the email was sent.

Here’s the content:

THE PURPOSE OF THE RECALL SUBCOMMITTEES IS TO PROVIDE DIRECT OR INDIRECT CONTACT WITH POTENTIAL VOTERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SIGNING THE PETITION TO RECALL JEAN QUAN.

THE FOLLOWING RECALL SUBCOMMITTES WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DISTRIBUTION AND COLLECTION OF THE PETITIONS TO RECAAL JEAN QUAN.

1. BUSINESS SUBCOMMITTEE ; WILL BE THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR BUSINESSES WHO WISH TO HAVE
PETITIONS IN THEIR BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS TO SIGN.

NOTE; EVER FIVE DAYS THE COMMITTEE WILL PICK-UP ALL SIGNED PETITIONS FOR RECALL AND
RETURN TO THE REVIEW PETITIONS SUBCOMMITTE

2. ECUMENICAL SUBCOMMITTEE: WILL BE THE CONTACT FOR THE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY.

NOTE: THIS COMMITTEE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DISTRIBUTION AND COLLECTION OF ALL SIGNED
PETITIONS FOR RECALL AND RETURN TO THE REVIEW PETITIONS SUBCOMMITTE EVERY FIVE
DAYS.

3. HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION (HOA)SUBCOMMITTEE: WILL BE THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR (HOA) AND
RESPONSIBLE THE DISTRIBUTION AND COLLECTION TO THE (HOA) OF PETITIONS TO RECALL JEAN
QUAN.

NOTE: EVERY FIVE DAYS THE COMMITTEE WILL PICK-UP ALL SIGNED PETITIONS AND RETURN
TO THE REVIEW PETITIONS SUBCOMMITTEE .

4. SENIOR CITIZENS SUBCOMMITTEE: THIS COMMITTEE IS THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR SENIOR GROUPS AND
RESPONSIBLE FOR DISTRIBUTION AND COLLECTION OF PETITIONS TO RECALL JEAN QUAN.

NOTE: EVERY FIVE DAYS THE COMMITTEE WILL PICK-ALL SIGNED PETITIONS AND RETURN TO
THE REVIEW PETITIONS SUBCOMMITTEE.

5. APARTMENT COMPLEXES SUBCOMMITTEE: WILL BE THE CONTACT FOR APARTMENT COMPLEXES/WILL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR DISTRIBUTION AND COLLECTION OF PETITION TO RECALL JEAN QUAN.

NOTE: EVERY FIVE DAYS THE APARTMENT COMPLEXES SUBCOMMITTEE WILL PICK UP SIGNED PETITIONS
AND RETURN TO THE REVIEW PETITIONS SUBCOMMITTEE.

6 CLUBS AND ORGANIZATION SUBCOMMITTEE: WILL BE THE CONTACT FOR ALL CLUBS AND ORGANIATIONS/
THIS COMMITTEE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DISTRIBUTION AND COLLECTION FOR PETITIONS TO
RECALL JEAN QUAN.

NOTE: EVERY FIVE DAYS THE SUBCOMMITTEE WILL PICK UP ALL SIGNED PETITIONS AND RETURN TO THE
REVIEW PETITIONS SUBCOMMITTEE

6. UNION SUBCOMMITTEE: WILL BE THE CONTACT FOR ALL UNIONS/RESPONSIBLE FOR DISTRIBUTION AND
COLLECTION FOR PETITIONS TO RECALL JEAN QUAN.

NOTE: EVERY FIVE DAYS THE SUBCOMMITTEE WILL PICK UP ALL SIGNED PETITIONS AND RETURN TO
THE REVIEW PETITIONS SUBCOMMITTEE.

7. NCPC SUBCOMMITTEE: WILL BE THE CONTACT FOR ALL NCPC GROUPS/RESPONSIBLE FOR DISTRIBUTION
AND COLLECTION FOR PETITIONS TO RECALL JEAN QUAN.

NOTE: EVERY FIVE DAYS THE SUBCOMMITTEE WILL PICK UP ALL SIGNED PETITIONS AND RETURN TO
THE REVIEW PETITIONS SUBCOMMITTEE.

8. WEBSITE AND SOCIAL NETWORK SUBCOMMITTEE: THIS SUBCOMMITTEE WILL DEVELOP OUR COMMITTEES
WEBSITE AND DEVELOP LINKS WITH OTHER WEBSITES AND PROVIDE THE CONTACT NUMBERS TO THE
OTHER SUBCOMMITTEES SO THAT THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL BE TO HAVE EASY ACCESS FOR THEIR
PARTICIPATION IN THE RECALL EFFORT.

9. STREET CAMPAIGN SUBCOMMITTEE; WILL BE THE CONTACT TO DEPLOY VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE COLLECTING SIGNATURES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS: LUCKY’S AND BANK OF AMERICA IN THE LAURAL DISTRICT
(McARTHUR AND 39th AVE), WALGREENS(HIGH STREET)WALGREENS(TELEGRAPH AND 51ST), WALGREENS
(TELEGRAPH AND 34th) SAFEWAY(REDWOOD ROAD), SAFEWAY,LUCKY’S BANK OF AMERICA(MONTCLAIR
DISTRICT), TRADER JOES(COLLEGE AVE) TRADER JOES AND WALGREENS(LAKESHORE) WALGREENS
(FOOTHILL AND FRUITVALE) STARBUCKS/PETES’ COFFEE (LAKESHORE) WALGREENS(EAST 18TH)
FARMER JOES(35TH AND MACARTHUR ALSO FRUITVALE) SAFEWAY ( UPPER FRUITVALE) STAR BUCKS
AND LUCKY’S (FRUITVALE STATION) PAC N SAVE(HEGENBERGER)PARK BLVD BUSINESS DISTRICT, FARMERS
MARKET ON CLAREMONT(ON SUNDAYS), FARMERS MARKET(MONTCLAR) SAFEWAY(COLLEGE AVE).

NOTE; PLEASE TURN IN PETITIONS AS SOON AS POSSILBE TO THE REVIEW PETITION SUBCOMMITTEE
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THE SUGGESTED LOCATIONS ARE MERELY SUGGESTION OF DEPLOY WHICH WILL GUARANTEE ATLEAST
80-90% OAKLAND RESIDENTS WHO ARE REGISTERED VOTER. THE SUBCOMMITTEE MAY HAVE
ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DEPLOY VOLUNTEERS TO THOSE AREAS.

10. PAC/FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE: RESPONSIBLE FOR PREPARING 410 FORM FOR OUR PAC
(POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE TO RECALL JEAN QUAN) ESTABLISH A BANKING ACCOUNT
PREFERABLY A COMMUNITY BANK OR CREDIT UNION (MUST HAVE ATLEAST TO SIGNATURES
ON THE ACCOUNT AND AN ALTERNATE)

11. ********REVIEW PETITIONS FOR RECALL SUBCOMMITTEE: WILL INSPECT ALL SIGNED RECALL JEAN
QUAN PETITIONS / MATCHING NAMES WITH THE ALAMEDA COUNTY (OAKLAND) VOTER
REGISTRATION LIST FOR ACCURACY. VERY CRITICAL COMMITTEE.

********PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN PARTICIPATION ON ANY ONE OF THE SUBCOMMITTEES
BY PROVIDING SONIA LANKGFORD(RECORDER) WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
A. YOUR SUBCOMMITTEE INTEREST B. ALL CONTACT INFORMATION(PHONE, E-MAIL, FAX)

One Oakland blog reported that the recall effort faces an uphill battle, but that post was designed to be politically safe. The reality is that there are legions of Oaklanders involved in this project, and even those who aren’t want to see it work.

Last week, I personally told Oakland Mayor Jean Quan that I am not in favor of a recall. Quan said that if she were gone I would not have her “to make fun of.” (Which is sad because I’ve never done than in any of my posts.)

A lot of where I stand on getting involved in the recall effort hinges on what she does over the next few days. Reports have surfaced that power and light were shut off at Oakland City Hall Plaza before the drug-related shootings that ended with a death. Other reports have the Mayor releasing “peace doves” and then there’s the actions of the Oakland Police Union, which is thumbing its nose at the Mayor, acting as if it’s in charge of the city. I’m on the fence about recall now, whereas last week I was against it.

Quan seems to be supporting and encouraging a police state in Oakland. She forgets that the Oakland Police have little love for her going back to her anti-police comments at the 2010 Oakland City Hall Budget hearings. While Quan’s filed response to the recall petition mentions her concern for public safety, the fact is that Oaklanders don’t want to see people killed at their expense.

Stay tuned.

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    Zennie Abraham
    Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of zennie62blog.com and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.

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