Community representatives in Oakland came together today to show their support for Mayor Jean Quan who is facing calls by critics for her to be recalled.
The Mayor’s supporters were community leaders, merchants and from various organizations.
At a press conference today, they said the problems in Oakland, including crime and unemployment, have existed for a long time and people should not blame one person when the problems don’t go away.Community leader Carl Chan said recalling the current mayor is going to waste a lot of money and people should focus on solving problems.
Critics of the Mayor cite her handling of the Occupy Wall Street protest in Oakland as well as the high crime and unemployment rates.
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