On May 11, Measures N and O got their first public debate at the Marina Bay Neighborhood Council, and the vast majority of attendees (about 45 people total) were against both N and O. The campaign against N and O has been joined, and the first of a series of mailers opposing N and O has landed in mailboxes.
A growing number of community leaders and organizations have come out against Measures N and O, including:
· Senator Loni Hancock
· Mayor Tom Butt
· Vice Mayor Eduardo Martinez
· Councilmember Jovanka Beckles
· Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin
· Councilmember Jael Myrick
· Councilmember Vinay Pimple
· Former mayor Irma Anderson
· Former Mayor Rosemary Corbin
· Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades
· Contra Costa Central Labor Council
· International brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 302
· Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 159
· Richmond Progressive Alliance
· Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 483
· Sprinkler Fitters & Apprentices Local 483
· Bruce Beyaert, Trails for Richmond Action Committee (TRAC)
· Bobby Winston, Bay Crossings (Ferry Advocate)
The pro-N and O mailers from Richard Poe continue to clog mailboxes in a manner reminiscent of the Chevron campaign in the 2014 City Council and mayor race. Richmond voters are getting tired of Poe’s mail and the misrepresentations therein.
At the Marina Bay Neighborhood Council meeting, Richmond Riviera proponents finally acknowledged that Poe has actually made no commitment to build housing for teachers as his many mailers are saying.