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This will not go unanswered. Our neighborhood campaigned for this tax on behalf of the children of Oakland. How dare Schaaf try to divert the funds. She'll pay at the ballot box!
While these members of the city council are decrying the alleged use of the funds, I would ask what EXACTLY the city council (in general, these member in particular) has done in regards to setting up the advisory board?
It's really easy to sit back and take pot shots while take NO responsibility using vague language.
As I recall the bill called for the city to form the advisory council. That would seem to me to mean the city council as well as the Mayors office.
It seems to me both Ms Washington and Ms Brooks have been EXTREMELY visible on a number of high profile issues, and now it seems only on those high profile issues... While seemingly ignoring the absolutely essential, day to day issues for the city of Oakland.
I will hold my outrage until the actual proposed budget is released so I can see exactly what the proposed expenditures are.
Please folks, is anyone really surprised by this "Shaft" us again tactic? Distasteful, disingenuous, disgusting and so, so dirty!
This is such a Jerry Brown, mod-Dem tactic and Mayor Schaaf was trained by Jerry too. When mod-Dems pull these kinds of stunts, people don't trust Democrats. This distrust is one reason why the country wound up with #45 in the White House.
That sugar tax advisory board needs to be set up ASAP, and not with Ms.Schaaf's hand picks, which tend to undermine what the purpose of what these boards are supposed to do.
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