Harold Lowe 
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Re: “Wednesday Must Reads: Alameda County May Put Healthcare Measure on June Ballot; Ex-TV Anchor to Run for Oakland City Council

I am amazed at how many people have rushed to judgment and assumed that experience=competence. It does not. As a 3rd generation Oaklander, I find it equally laughable that people have some internal clock in which they can determine what makes someone knowledgeable about Oakland. To me, most of you still don't get it. Moreover, 7 of the 8 City Council members, the City Attorney, City Auditor, and Mayor didn't grow up here either. Oakland has been able to absorb a ton of outsiders; whether I appreciate it or not, her tenure should not be the major barometer by which she is judged. She does bring something to the table that none of the officials have; no, I'm not referring to real work experience outside of government/non profits, yet you'd be hard pressed to find much of that in the resumes of our leadership over the last 30 years--rather, she listened to people and tried to ferret out the truth for a living. Given the lack of officials actually listening to people, she might be what we need. And by the way, I am a District 2 resident....

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Posted by Harold Lowe on 02/05/2014 at 8:48 PM

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