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I have attended several community events over the years at Humanist Hall which would not have happened but for the affordable space provided by the Fellowship of Humanity. The process for declaring a building a nuisance seems rigged in favor of newcomer nimbys like the folks who live where video was shot from. The video was clearly shot from 426 27th St., which are condos or townhouses built in 2003. It would serve the public interest to prioritize long-standing community groups operating in a commercial district over recently-arrived residents. Those residents could easily see the environment they were moving into. Now they complain but refuse to mediate the dispute. I think they bear the responsibility of accepting the community they joined rather than try to tear it down.
all you pit bull haters that think they are just vicious killers obviously only get your perspective from what you see in the news. And keep in mind generally 80% of the stuff being show on the news is negative. Here's a quick lesson for you. Pitbulls were originally bred to be nanny dogs. They would watch over infants. They were the original baby moniter. Anyone can train any breed to attack or be vicious...key word there is TRAIN. These dogs are not born vicious they are taught this behavior or they are abused to the point that they finally stand up for themselves. Pit bull are one of the best and loyal breeds there is. It's very disheartening to see such narrow-minded people in this world still.
Giving out more child mauling pit bulls is not going to solve anything. Put them down
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LANDLORDS need to stop banning pets from their properties. This would enable many people to have pets or keep the dogs they already have.
Thomas Lo is a real estate developer with connections to Community Development in Oakland...
Humanist Hall has been in operation since 1935. It is an invaluable resource for alternative and low income people and organizations. This is OUTRAGEOUS POLITICAL WARFARE FROM DEVELOPERS. And ...why would the City allow a residential development to be 1) on that totally commercial block of 27th St. and 2) located next to a Community Center known to hold numerous public events?
It's a shame when our shelters become pit bull sanctuaries run by nutters. I will not do business w a shelter that promotes pit bulls.
Pitbulls aren't dangerous breeds, only dangerous people that breed them. And what a negative and hateful thing to say when these lives are at risk. Smh....
You cannot adopt your way out of this over breeding problem. These dangerous breeds will be placed in homes and someone will be attacked. I hope when that happens this shelter will be sued as they should be.
Ridiculous charge. What the city should be concerned with is whether it is structurally and fire safe.
Call Nathan Winograd, he lives there and he knows of 17 million homes just begging for pets.
Please do consider adopting 100% of your household's canine capacity.
Marty, we here at Humanist Hall circulated the petition in opposition to the "declaration of public nuisance" and it quickly got 1,500 signatures (now 1,700). The handful of condo homeowners did not create a petition but only work anonymously through city authorities. We only want to carry on in the great tradition of public service of your dad and all of the other great people who were here all the way back to Reverend A. D. Faupel in 1935. Hopefully, the tradition of public service will continue long after us at Humanist Hall.
Here is a petition to save Humanist Hall:
I had my queer wedding at humanist hall and never would have been able to afford to celebrate anywhere else in the Bay. I've been to dozens of amazing community events here. Even the idea that the city would fine HH for the "nuisance" of holding an event for SF women against rape indicates how screwed up their priorities are. Stop hiding behind bureaucratic indifference, Oakland. Rescind the fine and affirm the importance of community gathering spaces. Pass legislation if you have to.
If there is a petition to save the Humanist Hall, where is it and how do I sign it?
Who's around there to complain? Is this a set-up to try to get the property for some new million-dollar condos for the Google set?
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