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Alameda County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
 Smart Voter Len Raphael

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Oakland; Council District 1

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
  • B.S. and M.S. degrees in accounting and taxation
  • Columbia College, UC Berkeley, Golden Gate
  • author of published articles on Oakland finances
  • Treasurer of Temple Beth Abraham, Board Member Oakland Food Pantry
  • Treasurer Recall Mayor Quan Now
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Declare a public safety health and fiscal emergency. Add 500 more tightly managed and monitored police officers.
  • Pay for the additional police by reducing police and fire compensation of all police and fire down to the Alameda County pay scale.
  • Reduce the compensation of all other city employees to what the Federal Government pays, without further layoffs
Questions on Issues

The League of Women Voters of Oakland asked questions on the issues of all candidates for this office.
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Position Papers
Our fiscal crisis: why Oakland's is worse than other cities
Many people tell me that our fiscal problems are no worse than that of many other cities. In effect, like global warming or earthquake, there's nothing you can really do on a local level to fix the problem. But of course there are things we can do locally for global warmning and to prepare for quakes. If we continue to ignore our fiscal problems, we will not be afford more police, and in turn fail to attract new job creating businesses so we can pay for better schools etc.
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