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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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City of OaklandCandidate for City Council, District 4

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Joseph E. Simmons

Senior Pastor/Businessman
0 votes (3.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • As a business and community leader, my voice of reason and experience will help the council and community build partnerships around those important issues that affect our lives.
  • Housing Security & Homelessness
  • Neighborhood Safety & Crime Prevention, Business Empowerment, and Community Beautification

Experience

Experience

Profession:Senior Pastor and Non-Profit Leader
Senior Pastor and Chief Executive Officer, The Greater St. Paul Church (1994–current)
Strategist, Negotiator, Trainer, Account Manager,, Xerox Corporation (1982–1992)

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of Oakland (2)

Which of the local Oakland ballot measures do you think is the most critical and why? 1) Eviction controls, 2) Tax on vacant property, 3)  Increased/graduated real estate transfer tax, 4) Cannabis tax, 5) Hotel wages & work requirements, 6) Children’s Initiative.
Answer from Joseph E. Simmons:

Eviction Controls

What can you do as a City Council member to address the issue of homelessness in Oakland?
Answer from Joseph E. Simmons:

By utilizing the non-profits and churches to build more low-income to affordable housing units to house our homeless population.  In addition, all of th above should assist those that are homeless

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