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Oakland Condo-Conversion Protest
Date Tuesday December 05
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
7pm-Oakland City Council Meeting
Oakland City Hall
Broadway and 14th St.
(Downtown Oakland near 12thSt. BART Station)
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorLynda Carson
Emailtenantsrule [at]
Call To Action: Dec.5, 7pm-Oakland Condo-Conversion Protest!

No on Items 31 and 32!

When: 7pm-December 5, Oakland City Council Meeting!
Come early to sign up as speaker!

Where: Oakland City Council Chambers!
Oakland City Hall
Broadway and 14th St.
{Downtown Oakland)


No on Item 31 and Item 32!

Oakland's condo-conversion protections face a vote on December 5, by those who want to weaken the existing laws so much that they are willing to place thousands of renters at risk of becoming homeless!

The realty/developers want to convert Oakland's rental housing stock into market rate condominiums.

Coming up on December 5 - 7pm Oakland City Council meeting, the condo-conversion proponents have Item 31 and Item 32 coming up for a vote.

Everyone against the weakening of the existing condo-conversion protections, needs to speak-out
against Item 31 and Item 32. Please come early to sign up as a speaker!

Presently the swing vote seems to be Councilwoman Patricia Kernighan, of District #2. 510/238-7002 pkernighan [at]

As of Friday, December 1, according to Kernighans
office, she was still undecided.

Everyone is urged to contact Councilmember Kernighan, to urge her to say to against Items 31 and 32, on Dec. 5!

It appears that Councilmembers De la Fuente, Brooks, Chang and Reid are a lost cause, and have lost their moral sense of integrity.

Since more than 90% of Oakland's renters cannot afford to buy one of the converted-condos being proposed, the above mentioned councilmembers do not care how many renters get hurt or displaced in the process, while the developers make their fortunes on this outrageous venture!

That leaves Councilmembers Nadel, Quan and Brunner against, with Kernighan undecided.

The proponents may need Jerry Brown if theres a tie vote. Brown would support the developers.

Our best chance to win, would be to stop the vote somehow from taking place on December 5, and delay the vote/s (1st reading Dec. 5, and second reading Dec.19) until sometime in January, when Ron Dellums would have a chance to vote against the weakening of the current condo-conversion protections.

Landlords are already trying to force tenants to sign a new contract in support of a condo-conversion, in
anticipation of a change in law.

Oakland tenants should not sign any new contracts that would materially change their existing contracts, because under Measure EE (eviction protections), the tenants are not required to sign new contracts that would materially change the old contract.

Be There 7pm December 5!

Come early to sign up as a speaker against the weakening of Oakland's condo-conversion laws!

Oakland City Hall at the 7pm-Oakland City Council Meeting!
Downtown Oakland
Added to the calendar on Sunday Dec 3rd, 2006 5:53 PM
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