Seniors Group Locked Out at ACORN After Filing Complaint

By Post Staff Members of the ACORN Seniors Committee of the Towncenter and Courtyards at ACORN Resident Council in West Oakland for a second time found themselves locked  out of the ACORN Community Center meeting room after complaining that former officers of the Resident Council had confiscated their funds. Members of the seniors group recently filed a complaint with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office against three former officers of the Resident Council, alleging, “They have stolen the ACORN Seniors Committee’s money, and we feel that what they did is illegal,” according to the April 16 complaint. The Seniors Committee has been locked out of its meeting room at ACORN since April 24. In addition, Resident Council meetings have been cancelled since that date. The Seniors Committee plans to hold a meeting on May 8 to discuss the need for an audit of Resident Council funds and the reorganization of the council. The meeting, at the ACORN Community Center will be held even if the room is locked, according to Seniors Committee members. Members of the committee are also meeting with representatives of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, City Council members Nancy Nadel and Larry Reid and Cynthia Parker, president of Bridge Housing Corporation,   co-owner of the complex with the ACORN Resident Council.
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