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Seems like Ms. Shaaf's who worked for Ignacio, and later Brown, adminstration is an extension of Jerry's. Deeply disappointing to those whose children attended school with her. It seems we get the same old, same old in the admin office, and this whole deal is deeply unpopular with the people who live in this town. It is especially bad as Phil Tagami has done good work here and benefitted a great deal from city coffers, has such contempt for us all. Poor Oaktown, every one gets over on this town, and our fellow citizens always have to settle for less. I hope to live long enough to see an administration that can change the paradigm.
This has been going on a long time. What gets me is if there was a DEEP investigation into ALL policing agencies, we would be under marshal law. The whole USA. Our sheriffs dept. is a mess as well. Also
I was so surprised to hear our Mayor identify the race of the "racist texters".....racism has no color! We all have them in our family. PERIOD!
Hearing is at 5 pm Monday. The staff report, proposed ordinance, and the supporting attachments are up now: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/government/o/Ci…
The Oakland city administrator's plan to contain the OPD scandal by going after the whistle blowers reeks of desperation. Schaaf reportedly was not concerned about years of OPD misconduct until scandal erupted on her watch, and Landreth's plan guarantees that OPD misconduct will continue. We need an INDEPENDENT police commission: the city council is inept and often laughable, and Brooks and McElhaney have reportedly committed official misconduct themselves.
Claudia Cappio follows Jerry's orders...He wants the coal here and Claudia was put in place as the Assist. City Admin. to run that department and make it happen....Claudia is Jerry's designated liar and will say what he wants her to say.....Bets used to be taken by staff when she was head of CEDA as to what lies she would tell at council meetings to sell what ever projects that Jerry wanted pushed....Jerry is running Oakland for his developer buddies at the expense of the citizens of Oakland. Claudia Cappio knows exactly what she is doing and I can guarantee it is not for Oakland's benefit!
Perhaps it's time for Rebecca Kaplan to step in as Mayor, once and for all!
Vivian, there are a lot of Black Cops, but not a lot in command. She has not chosen to share the race of the White Cops under investigation, and she shouldn't have the Black Cops. It doesn't matter what others do or say, they are not elected officials or the Mayor.
AC Transit provides a much needed service to the community. Bus drivers need a place where they can take a break and use a restroom too. Do residents want them to go in the bushes or on the street instead? Shorestein Pit is not a solution for this problem either. When these resident car drivers' cars break down, they will wish they had public transportation nearby.
If the City Council votes yes on this outrageous plan to export coal, they are complicit in the crime of planetary ecocide due to global warming. That is an issue that needs no further study. 97% of scientists agree that global warming is real and it has already caused many problems including floods, droughts, greater severity in storms, and it will lead to all of our coastlines going underwater due to rising sea levels. The primary cause of this climate catastrophe, they all agree, is burning fossil fuels, of which coal is the worst.
That alone should be the beginning and end of discussion on this plan. That it has a chance, even in the face of overwhelming evidence referenced above about global warming, is a tribute to madness of public policy discussion in Oakland. I wish I could say that madness about climate change was confined to Oakland. Sadly, it is replicated throughout nearly all of our nation's and the world's communities.
This is just another example of a diversion technique from the Assistant City Administrator(Claudia Cappio). First of all, ESA was never qualified to complete a study focused on the community health and safety impacts of coal on the community. They were not hired based on expertise but on personal relationships with her. Several months ago, at the last minute, the community exposed ESA and uncovered an extremely weak coal related report they prepared in another city, Somehow Cappio never thought to review any of their previous work on the subject? Now Cappio wants to avoid giving the public and the City Council ample time to examine the new submittal. Again, the lack of transparency and sloppy staff work is concerning. Schaaf appointed Cappio to her high paid position and touted her as her "Development Czar". For the Mayor, this coal issue is an embarrassing mess along with the E12th St affordable housing project and Coliseum City/Raider debacle. As Dr. Phil would say, how is that working out for you?
Why are they jumping on the Mayor? I heard a news report several days ago in which John Burris stated that the source of the offensive messages was an African-American police officer.
"The firm hired to do the report is working until the last minute in order to reach the strongest possible conclusions."
Why would I even imagine that the firm, which consults mainly to the extraction industry, is working hard to outfox any possible health or climate change challenges?
Why would I even imagine that giving environmentalists the shortest possible time to analyze and respond to the report isn't really all about transparency and democratic participation?
Could be that I'm kinda familiar with how city hall works.
Schaaf just digs in deeper and deeper.
Clearly she has no idea about how to deal with a troubled, poorly-managed, low-morale police department in a city beset with violent crime.
She has no understanding of the intent of the restrictions against public disclosure of personal information or administrative personnel matters for public safety employees.
that title explains their hatred towards the OPD, what a shame.
I think it's easy to say the Eastbay Express is doing a great job expressing what the OPD has become... A circus of clowns and corruption!! Thanks for expressing the voice of Real Oaklanders who are over the OPD and it's decades of corruption! By the way it isn't a' sex scandal' it's a SEX CRIME: Sexual Exploitation of A MINOR... by Multiple Officers!!
Why does the Express hate OPD so much? It's not enough to spend an inordinate amount of time burning the place down, but you add an unprofessional headline also.
Bus drivers need such a location. They aren't machines. End of story.
I have provided the president of the Oakland City Council with the solution to the problems in Oakland hoping that she wasn't part of the problem...
This is a very disappointing development....
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Same old same old....council members abuse their power and they get a slap on the wrist. Why people STILL vote for their oppressors who are totally unaccountable is beyond me. Sucker.
Exactly, another committee who tells everyone what's going on, but nothing changes. These committees are a waste of time, and in cahoots with the imbecile on the city council. Drain the swamp or have the Feds take over.
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