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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 16

Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 16

Oakland Tribunei
Oakland, California
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rr rnr "Yv 'f TriTyr-r-1 rt" -yrrr 16 OikUaft Crittmt April 6. 1975, fen' Coyiradl also that city's Conservatory of Music. She has also attended Mills College in Oakland. The third candidate In District Not 3, is Hazzard. 2L a service coordinator for the Oakland Visiting Nunes Association.

He said. -yUnless there is a ByBHLMABTRf AKtath tin aim) rate Tribune PaUtlcal Editor- tea decreased. he laid. ta Candidate for five recta-. etui a problem.

As the pride on the Oakland theCHizenr" Council entered their find Crime Prevention Committee and as a member of both atatewide and nationwide pub-, lie safety committees, I will continue to devote all the time and effort necessary to put into campaign drives today before the April IS municipal nominating election. This is the first of three stories on the 17 candidates. Separate articles will deal effect those programs voice representing the people China- of West Oakland and administration of foiling to develop a community develop ment program to deal adequately with child care, health, crime prevention and employment We need sensitive and re- sponsible leadership, and this is why I am running in Dis-. trict 3, Hazzard said. A graduate of the California State University, Hayward, Hazzard served in the Pace Corps in India from 1966-S3.

He has also held posts with lildren's Television the Lincoln Child the Camp Parks Job Corps. He is a member 'of the Oakland Citizens Committee on Urban Renewal and the Alameda County Revenue Sharing Review Committee. Tomorrow: District No. 5 race. with the Oakland school board and Peralta Community College district races, also pending April 1SL.

All five Incumbent council-men whose terms are expiring seek re-election. This story deals the District No. I race between Councilman Felix Chiahro and Marie B. Converse, a registered nurse and ENG, BROWN. CHIALVO, HAZZARO AND CONVERSE Incumbents face challengers in city election April 15 that will give mm protection to our citizens.

Chialvo, chairman of the coundl's ways and means committee, said the city budget will show a surplus of 111 million this fiscal year, enabling the council to program next year's budget without a tax increase. He also said. As Oakland's representative to the general assembly of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAC), I am able, to review town and encouraging citizen participation at the ground level, we will continue to ex- perience ineffectual leadership currently existing in District 1" Hazzard of the city administration for foiling to Implement the Oakland policy plan in auch areas as housing, where, he said, promises to help rehabilitate bonus for moderate and low-income families were never kept He accused the municipal cause the city has foiled to provide desirous Job training and child care programs." Ms. Brawn contended the city has Ignored blighted housing conditions in West and East Oakland, has foiled to be sensitive to language and cultural problems in the Fruitvale and Chinatown areas and has overburdened homeowners and businesses with fixes. I know that the Third District needs real representation, for the incumbent representative, Raymond Eng, has foiled to advocate programs for the people of West Oakland and Chinatown, or siren to display serious concern for any of our she said.

I know that mismanagement of existing funds could be checked by looking into the interest fates on Oakland's bank holdings and investigating the expenditures of that interest; and by looking into ways of correcting the incompetent handling of Coliseum tax money that has yet to realize a real profit for the people;" said Ms. Brown. The candidate has spent the past few years working on various social programs for black persons and other minorities 'in Oakland and throughout the state. attended Temple University in Philadelphia and First of Series The incumbent, who made an unsuccessful run fir county supervisor in 1171 is a past district governor of Lions International and is a member of the national and Bay Area' councils of the Boy Scouts of America. Dr.

Eng, who does not state his age, is a 1934 graduate of the University of California. He and his wife have five grown children. One of his two challengers in a district which covers land's budget had a five-mil-lion-dollar surplus; today, there is a deficit." She contended that despite Oakland's largest containerized port on the Pacific coast, its reserve funds and profits have been Ineffectively used in providing services for the poor and expansion of business. "The unemployment rate of Oakland's residents is high, while police Jobs, pot Jobs and other city Jobs go to non- ADVENTURES IN ATTITUDES A program dedicated to unlimited human potential. Free introductory meetings.

3 West Oakland, Ms. Brown, 32, Oaklanders," she said. is running a well-financed The women of the 'and support regional projects businesswoman, and the Dis- benefit our city." trict No. 3 contest where I Chialvo, (1, is an accountant Councilman Raymond L. Eng and business administrator, faces opposition from Elaine He is a past president of the Brown, a community orgxniz- mayors division of the League er, and Gene L.

Hazzard, a of California Cities, community relations worker. Ms. Converse is a communi-DISTRICT NO. 1 This race ty activist, gallery owner and between Chialvo and Ms. Con-, nurse who is making her first verse will be decided in the run for public office, nominating election' since She has concentrated her there arc only (wo candidates, campaign on the need for Chialvo has represented his neighborhood involvement in North Oakland district since decision-making.

She said, 4-' 1959, has served as vice may- have been a neighborhood or and a few years ago lost a tivlst and I know how urgent bid for the county auditor it is that residents be listened post. to before the plans are made Replying to a TflbUne ques-. affecting the quality of life in "tionnaire, Chialvo'said, Oak- a neighborhood. Thursday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m. at the YMCA 41811 Blacow, Fremont Monday, April 7, atftOOpjn.

it the YWCA 1515 Webster St Oakland city of Oakland, over half of the population, suffer Job discrimination in city agencies; unequal pay plans and. lack of child care Mans, while many must begrudgingly accept state and federal welfare payments, be-' that will no longer be satisfied with the way things are! Much of Oakland is decaying. If we had council members who really cared about you, this wouldn't have -happened. The has sat on the council for- II years and is part of our The candidate has served as head of the Oakland Open Housing Committee and is a board member of the Oakland Citizens committee for Urban Renewal '(OCCUR) and the Bay Area League of Women Voters. Ms.

Converse, 48, and her husband, Howard, have a grown son. DISTRICT NO. 3-Dr. Eng, an optometrist; is seeking his third four-year term on the council. The critical problems facing the city are unemployment, crime, the housing situation in East Oakland and the citys future financial problems, he said.

This critical time for Oakland will require experienced and dedicated administrators in the days ahead." He said, As a native of Oakland, and a home-owning taxpayer, I realize that the tax rate is reaching the confiscatory stage. 1 therefore advocate stern austerity on city expenditures. Dr. Eng said he also -believes that federal block grants" must be allocated so as to ensure an sections of the city and all ethnic and age groups receive benefits. She warned that the citys housing problems have become more acute.

Ten years-ago," she said, 1 was warn- land, like all core cities, has major problems, namely Jobs, housing and crime. While much progress has been (331,000 in. contributions, according to a preliminary campaign atatement) and well-, handled drive. Ms. Brown, who is endorsed by Rep.

Ronald V. Dellums, D-Oakland, was a Black Panther Party candidate against Councilman Joshua Rose in 1973 while losing, captured an Impressive 33 per cent of the vote. This time, she is not an official party candidate, but freely says she expects to receive its support at the polls. She is the executive director of Eduational Opportunities a nonprofit organization which operatea the Community Learning Center in East Oakland. The city of Oakland can provide a higher standard of living for all its residents, -as well as develop a flourishing business community," Ms.

Brown said. It has foiled to do this. Five years ago. Oak- made, continuous efforts must in of the danger of deterio-be made to further reduce the rating and abandoned housing in our city, and I was pointing out the special needs for low, moderate and middle-income housing in Oakland, as wen as special facilities for senior citizens. These needs have' not been met, while luxury developments in the hills primarily deprive us of much-needed open space." Ms.

Converse continued, 1 am dedicated to electing a solid majority to the council crime rate and increase the number of Jobs and housing units. He cited the council's efforts to increase employment through the manpower program and the City Center project. said he strongly supports a program to remedy the 1200 units of non-inhabita-Me homes in East Oakland and elsewhere in the city. Model 300 Answers phone in your own voice, 'takes messages Lets you hear who's calling without touching the phone 20 message capacity AFTER 30 YEARS SERVING OAKLAND O. Model 400 1395 FURNITURE CO.

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