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Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Government Accountability Project: Melodi Dice

The Emeryville Government Accountability Project
Citizen Access

As part of the on-going effort to strengthen democratic institutions and citizen 
involvement in Emeryville, the Tattler will publish the telephone numbers of 
elected officials as they become known.  

For decades here politicians made their phone numbers public and would take 
calls from constituents.  Sadly, this tradition has been waning, and citizen access 
has eroded.  Meanwhile, developers and other corporate interests who would feed 
at the public trough routinely meet with the politicians and city staff in closed door 
We are dismayed to see this weakening of citizen access to the levers of power 
even while corporate access has never been stronger.  Accordingly, we now 
add the telephone number of  School Board President, Melodi Dice to the list of numbers of Emeryville's elected officials.  Ms Dice, it should be noted, refused to provided her telephone number to the Tattler but we were able to locate it.

Future would be politicians should take warning:  If you win office and try to 
keep your telephone number confidential, the Tattler will publish it if we can find it.
Here then is the newest contact-

Melodi Dice, School Board President:
(510) 655-4354*

Here is the list so far:
City Council
Nora Davis -  (510) 652-2199
Kurt Brinkman - (510) 774-1551*
Jennifer West - (510) 420-5795
Ruth Atkin - (510) 915-0167*
Jac Asher - (510) 333-8437  

School Board
John Affeldt - (510) 547-7757
Joy Kent - (510) 922-1714
Miguel Dwin - (510) 381-2023*
Christian Patz - unlisted 
*unlisted but obtained by the Tattler


  1. I'm going to call her right now and demand that she release Prince Albert from that can.

    1. You could do that...or you could also ask her about her views on pedagogy and public policy. Specifically, you could ask her why she refused to support Emeryville's teachers and instead threw her support to Superintendent Debra Lindo during the Teacher's Resolution crisis. You could ask her why she ignored 73 residents and parents who signed a letter asking for a forum to discuss the closing the Elementary School.

      And that's what's good about accessibility; it empowers the people and defuses entrenched power at the top.