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Marchon Tatmon For City Council

Creating a better Oakland for us all

Marchon is an Oakland native and fighter for humanity. His career is built on housing the houseless and feeding those in need. He is a public servant and passionate about healing Oakland from the potholes to the mistrust residents have with the city council and police. 


He who attended Webster Elementary School, Frick Middle School, and Castlemont High School (03). The son of a city of Oakland employee for over 42 years, is a former intern of Councilman Reid, who holds a BA in Political Science, Masters in Public Administration (Alpha Beta Kappa, Honor Society) and on schedule to complete his Doctorate, in Public Administration, c/o 2021.

 

Biography

A Commitment to Excellence

Marchon is a family man, who is also a person of high character that takes on the role of being a charismatic, natural born, transformational leader. Marchon is someone who believes in teamwork, compromising, religion, faith, integrity, and values. A professional with over a decade of helping the community.



Marchon is a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, Businessman, an advocate who sat on the advisory committee for both his Alma Mater,  Frick Middle School and Castlemont High School and is also a former canvasser for Clean Water Action. 



Marchon has housed hundreds of families in Oakland and the Bay Area struggling to find a safe and secure home. Currently, he works with the San Francisco/Marin County Food Bank that feeds thousands of families locally. Marchon is also a Financial Advisor, and Insurance Agent who holds an active California Insurance license since 2007. 

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Let's Grow Oakland

Oakland Must Evolve

Oakland, a potential metropolis under the right leadership and tutelage, a city with the ability to compete with any city worldwide, especially, neighboring and surrounding cities, and a city with so much potential but lacks direction and a competitive edge.


My goal is to do just that, move Oakland towards a greater tomorrow by making Oakland competitive in a forever evolving market. My goal is to "Make Oakland Safe and Prosperous for All", by incorporating social equity, creating a long lasting relationship of trust between investors, citizens and law enforcement; smart and city " best interest" economic development, investment opportunity for all and livability improvements, while bringing Oakland into the 21st century of technology.

 
 
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My Vision

For a Growing Oakland

  • Make Housing a possibility for all in Oakland

  • Introduce Legislation to protect tenants against illegal evictions and rent increase

  • Funding of in law units for usage of low cost rental units, support tenant ownership, and low-interest loans for livability improvements. 

  • Eliminate barriers to employment for Oakland residents, especially formerly incarcerated and the youth by supporting reentry programs, trades, STEM, and true college assistance.

  • Maintain the beauty, accessibility, and safety of all City streets and city own property 

  • Reunite the spirit of art & culture and heritage of our city

  • Protect our status as a Sanctuary City, and stand up to the Trump administration.  

Civic Engagement


  • Be actively involved in the community, outreaching the at risk community and those committing crimes utilizing services like Ceasefire and others who are about restorative justice and crime prevention

  • Host Live weekly discussions the public can access through social media and online streaming services 

  • Partner with community organizations that advance youth goals and create safer, stronger environment for youth development

  • Create community commissions and advisory boards with real budgets that reflect the public voice

  • Bring all races together under one social equity commission with one voice to move Oakland forward with inclusion, progressive, and compassionate values

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Housing and Homeless


  • Introduce Legislation to protect tenants against illegal evictions and rent increase

  • Mobilize the community to make sure the repeal of Costa-Hawkins is successful on this November ballet in order to create Rent Regulation that makes sense and fair for all citizens, holding the developers accountable

  • Stop the under value sell of public land, making sure the land is being utilized for affordable housing and safe placement of homeless housing, such as, conversions of the abundance of shipping containers into stackable units

  • Utilize the recent passage of the vacant parcel tax in order to address the homeless crisis, which includes, wrap around services, sanitation cleanup, health services, portable showers and laundry facilities.   

  • Work with every stakeholder in the city in order to come up with viable solutions to deal with the ongoing housing crisis. Making sure everyone understand the importance of sustainability and affordable housing. Also, finding new developers with affordability in mind.

  • Making sure the fund established through Impact fees go towards the purposes they meant for, which is affordable housing.

  • Introduce policy that support ownership, including creating investment opportunities by pooling money together of citizens that’s interested, in order to buy our land to support affordable housing.

  • Funding of in law units for usage of low cost rental units, support tenant ownership, and low-interest loans for livability improvements.​

Restorative Justice

  • Create Restorative Justice Commission which serves as alternative court for youth caught in “justice” system

  • Promote Restorative Justice in Oakland schools and community as a whole, encouraging communication and foster healthy relationships for self sustenance 

  • Support and sustain restorative justice practices to rehabilitate youth and the community 

  • Show restorative justice practices for community to learn and heal together


Equitable Services for Neighborhoods

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  • Stop illegal dumping by linking up directly with waste management and creating a subsidy program to make legal dumbing more affordable.

  • Patrol dumping hotspots more frequently and deploy more resources and officers to catch those involve

  • Make calling the police for non emergencies an infraction in which a fine will follow so city resources want be wasted.

  • Create budget reflective of community needs

  • Develop and maintain the beauty of Oakland while increasing accessibility, and safety of all City streets and city own property

  • Create citizens commissions throughout the city with budgetary responsibility so community input will always be valued.


Community Budget, Investment and Economic Development

  • Transform Hegenburger into a tourist hub, utilizing the bart to airport tram and adding a stop so walkability will be the focal point; creating village like stops with different themes for all travelers and city residence to enjoy. i.e- restaurants villages, entertaining villages, activities village such as bowling- skating- movies- go cart and arcades, tourist attractions, and marijuana village (Amsterdam of Oakland).  

  • Establish a community-based budget and budget process so every citizen and stakeholder input will be value and listen to.

  • Go Green and establish a GDP, taking Oakland back to its roots in regards to the canneries, steel, Kaiser shipyards but utilizing clean and affordable technology

  • Create a “capped” sliding scale for taxes that will benefit every business, in particular, small business; the more companies that come to Oakland the lower the tax burden will be for businesses.  

  • Make sure every business that’s conducting business in Oakland adhere to the laws by enforcing and creating laws to ensure a vibrant business and citizens oriented community.

  • Influence business to relocate to Oakland by offering incentives and temporary tax breaks, especially tech companies and companies that offers great pay and hire Oakland citizens first

  • Eliminate barriers to employment for Oakland residents, especially formerly incarcerated and the youth by supporting reentry programs, trades, STIM, and true college assistance.  

  • Support Oakland’s small businesses that has been the catalyst of the city economy and number one job creators for citizens of the city

  • Support commercial vacancy fees that will improve rental stability for Oakland businesses and that will provide grants and subsidies and minimize red tape.  

  • Keep the As in Oakland

  • Create and public bank for Oakland that would invest in the community and the booming legal marijuana business.

  • Open up investment opportunities for people of the city to invest in buying parcels in the tourist hub so dividends and profit could be made by the citizens of Oakland; in essence, letting city residence invest in their city and make money in their city.   

Safe Neighborhoods and Police

  • Introduce training for community policing, one that have a focus on hiring law enforcement officials from the city of Oakland, creating a pipeline by introducing a cadet program from elementary school and beyond.

  • Establishing better community oriented policing by establishing relationships for those within the community; also by placing officers in communities they share similarities with.

  • Protect our status as a Sanctuary City, and stand up to the Trump administration.  

  • Better public safety by increasing police support to increasepolice response times. 

  • Rebuild trust with OPD by having OPD work directly with members of the community and recruit directly from the community.

  • Making sure the Oakland Police Commission is fully staffed and have the necessary resources to hold OPD accountable.

Oakland Arts: Oakanda Forever

  • Reunite the spirit of art & culture and heritage of our city

  • Support the growth and strength of the art community

  • Showcase Oakland talent and give the talented an opportunity to thrive

  • Continue to educate on the importance of history, diversity and culture

 

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