PAUL MOONEY OAKLAND OFFICIALS AIM TO HONOR HIM … With Hometown Tribute

Several officials in Oakland — where Mooney was raised and sadly died — tell us the topic is already on the agenda for the June 1 City Council meeting.

The councilmembers we spoke with say some of the ideas for honoring Paul’s life include an annual or regularly scheduled comedy event that puts the spotlight on Oaktown’s best up-and-coming comedians … following the path Mooney trailblazed.

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There are also talks of creating a plaque with his face on it to be displayed somewhere in the Black Arts District … or developing a college scholarship fund in his name.

The city officials tell us they also want to hear from Oakland citizens about what they want for a Mooney tribute … something Councilmember Loren Taylor says has been discussed in his district well before the comedic legend died.

That’s because they all believe Mooney’s legacy is more than comedy — he also provided insight into social issues and politics.

As we reported … Paul died at his Oakland home Wednesday morning after suffering a heart attack.

Source:TMZ

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