This is a screen shot of the sponsorship matrix for the upcoming Mayoral Inauguration for Mayor Ron Dellums. The cost range is from $10,000 to $50,000. The second photo shows what benefits each sponsor gets. Actually, the sponsorship package is quite extensive considering the public exposure the event -- or events -- will certainly get.
Oh, if you're saying "I can't read this" just double click on the photo itself, then you'll see it full size for viewing.
As you can see it lists the different events and the costs of sponsorship. I mean look at it this way, it's not taxpayper dollars they're using. Plus, the Black And White Ball, which I referred to, also had sponsors and an extensive cost list. Yet one could get in for a fee, or just sneak in.
Now, some -- including me -- have misunderstood this to mean that the "common folk" can't come, and that doesn't appear to be the case at all; the event planners are just looking for sponsors. But the tickets themselves will go for just $10 and can be purchased online. So as it looks, the Mayoral Party is priced for everyone. But if you don't believe me, check out this from the website:
Oakland Arts Showcase $10 Hyphy Soul (VIP) $40 Hyphy Soul (General Admission) $20 LGBT Celebration $25 Inaugural Soiree $50
Please note that discounts are available for the Inaugural Gala reception and the Inaugural Gala Soiree. These discounts are only available for Seniors, Students and Oakland city employees. To obtain a discount, all tickets must be purchased in person at the Paramount Theatre by presenting a valid identification issued by a government agency or a school.
How To Purchase Tickets
To Purchase Tickets In Person: Tickets may be purchased in person by visiting the Paramount Theatre Box Office located at 2025 Broadway. The box office hours are Tues. through Fri. 12:00 Noon - 5:30pm. Saturday 12:00 Noon- 5:00pm.
To Purchase Tickets Online: Tickets may be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Upon entering the site, type in Ronald V. Dellums in the search box on the left. A list of the inaugural events will soon appear. Select the inaugural event of your choice and follow the instructions to purchase tickets.
To Purchase Tickets By Phone: Tickets may be purchased by phone using a major credit card by dialing (510) 625-8497. Please be advised that a service fee may apply.
To Purchase Tickets By Mail: Tickets may be purchased by mail by making a check payable to Oakland Moving Forward. All checks should be submitted along with an inaugural registration form that may be downloaded from this site. The check should be mailed to the following address: