I have no idea why there was nothing to write about for a month and now there’s like ten zillion things going on at once. So by my count, I’ve promised and not delivered three posts just this week – affordable housing, the financial issues with Ron Dellums’s police recruitment funding request, and commentary on the industrial land use resolution that the Planning Commission endorsed last night. And there’s like 6 other things that came up this week that I didn’t get to. Anyway, I’m not getting any of those done today. They’re all complicated enough to deserve more time than I have right now. At least one of them (maybe two) will hopefully go up tomorrow.
Anyway, at the Planning Commission meeting last night, I heard reference after reference to Ron Delllums’s vision. At least six people said something about how it’s so great that the Mayor has this clear vision for Oakland and now we have to implement it or something to that effect. So this got me thinking, and I realized that I don’t have the faintest idea what Ron Dellums’s vision for Oakland is. And I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I think I follow these things a lot more closely than most people. What is this vision? I’m not being snotty – I really just don’t understand. What is there to implement? Am I missing something? Can anyone help me out here?