Forum Looks at Impact of Quan Recall

Martin G. Reynolds

A public forum to discuss the issues, rules and risks surrounding the efforts to recall Mayor Jean Quan will be held Jan. 25, 6 to 8 p.m. at Nile Hall, 668 13th St. in Preservation Park. The event is free and open to the public, although seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
There are two recall petitions seeking to oust Quan. One petition, backed by two separate recall groups, is being circulated by unpaid volunteers. A second petition, which still has not been certified by the city to begin gathering signatures, was drafted by a group led by former mayoral candidate and businessman Greg Harland.
Panel speakers include Max Neiman, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker, Corey D. Cook, associated professor, Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco, Evelyn Hsu, senior director for programs for the Maynard Institute and Cecily Burt, investigative reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Martin G. Reynolds, senior editor for community engagement for the Bay Area News Group, will moderate the discussion.
The event is presented by the Oakland Tribune, League of Women Voters of Oakland, Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and the Laney Tower.