POSTPONED — What Does It Take to Run Oakland?

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, June 15, 2017

As the Golden State Warriors' championship parade has been scheduled to occur during the time that this program is scheduled, we anticipate difficulty in accessing the SPUR office. As a result, we've decided to postpone this event to a future date. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, and encourage you to check back here in the near future for an update.

Throughout its history, Oakland has arguably had every structure and form of local government that exists in California. Does the city now have the right balance of power, or are there other cities that offer models for how Oakland’s government could be organized? Come hear from a former mayor and former City Council president on the structure of Oakland’s government and their thoughts on its future.

+ Patricia Kernighan / former Oakland City Council president
+ Mayor Jean Quan / former Oakland mayor


SPUR Oakland
1544 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510.827.1900


free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

Pre-registration is not required for this event.

Refund Policy

Individual ticket purchases. If you request a refund between 2 and 10 business days prior to the event, SPUR can issue a 25 percent refund. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to an event cannot be accommodated.

Sponsorship payments will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to publicprograms@spur.org or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.

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