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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.
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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?
I was a member of the Fellowship of Humanity, attended many meetings in the Humanist Hall, and even slept there a short time when I was homeless. SAVE THIS SPACE!
Who said there are no condos there... ? Having watched the youtube footage of our friend Thomas Lo, Im guessing he lives in the "contemporary Mediterranean lofts" at 426 27th Street. They were built in 2003, so the timing would be right that the noise complaints would start rolling in from that building right about 2005.
Thank God, or not-god in the case of the Humanists that the fine, upstanding government of the city of Oakland has taken the brave stand of declaring a nuisance exactly where a nuisance ought to be: where people celebrate significant life events, where people explore creative ideas, where people talk about social justice.
A nuisance indeed.
City hall, that is.
The Humanist Center has an important history in our community providing us with a center that is affordable to working-class people. I have attended a range of events there ranging from a talk by a local journalist returned from the Middle East to my friends combination birthday celebration/art show. The city needs to work with the center not label it a nuisance or impose unreasonable fines.
The first sentence of the article is not clear. Over 1500 people have signed a petition stating that they DO NOT believe the Humanist Hall is a nuisance or should be considered a nuisance. You should consider clarifying. Also has the city officially declared the Humanist Hall a nuisance? Or is it just Thomas Lo and some other nameless neighbors? Have the neighbors who have complained declared themselves publicly? Is it public record?
My wife and I were married at the Humanist Hall in March. We abided by the 10pm sound restriction, and had a wonderful time with friends and family. We would not have been able to afford such a wonderful event at any other venue, as the Humanist Hall is priced to accommodate the needs of the community. Please support this Oakland treasure.
The 1500 signatories are supporters of the church, not opponents. And I don't know why you're blaming "condo owners" for this; there are no condos anywhere near the church. The only residential structure nearby is a set of townhomes, built over a decade ago.
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