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Hey EBX, it's been almost a month since you posted any What the Fork updates, man. What the Fork?
Dear Mr MontagueIs like to extend you a warm welcome on behalf of your friends, neighbors and fellow tax-payers. Hope you like, and work to improve your city as much as we do!
In response to Julia's question......Selection Committee service is volunteer---no financial compensation involved.....
Glad to see a wide spectrum of people there! From far left to far left without going through the middle. LOL. Chavez Yoelle is the only one who might be moderate.
I'm curious--are the panel members paid by the City of Oakland? Or is this a volunteer role? // julia allen, oakland
We need more money for early childhood education and later for rehabilitation and diversion into programs like Kamala Harris's Clean Slate Program which saved San Francisco about $250,000 per first time offender. This program made them plead guilty first and then gave them a 5-year intervention with H.S. diploma mandatory, job training, a job, affordable housing, Psych services, parenting classes and so on and if they stayed clean for 5 years and didn't reoffend -- aged out of crime -- then their slate was wiped clean. We need more creative programs to grab these first time, young, non-violent offenders and help them get an American dream life, with housing and families and jobs and at least H.S.education with job training. That's the Compassionate Solution and it saves money.
Dublin City Council could have chosen another word like SAFE HAVEN to "make undocumented members of the community feel comfortable contacting the police, sending their kids to school, or seeking care at a hospital"
Dublin, do you really want the children of your housekeeper and lawn man and guy doing your remodel to live in fear that Dublin is trying to deport their parents and they will be gone when the kids come home from school? Do you really want the police rounding up the Berkeley PhD graduate student whose parents brought her here at 6 months of age to be deported? There is great hypocrisy surrounding this issue.
Many of these immigrants having been living here for decades. They didn't just run across the border. We let them do our menial labor for wages no one else would accept, but we want them also to live in fear? USA is their home. We need reasonable paths to citizenship for our neighbors and friends in the immigrant community, not deportation from the only lives they know.
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It seems Oakland city government isn't the only ones with a case of the spring time stupids:
Maybe it's too much 420?
As long as papers and authors like the one posting this tripe continue to advocate for antifa and other violent Trotskyites who explictly seek the violent and murderous overthrow of the US government, what you can expect?
East Bay Express comments turning into a maelstrom of right-wing talking points. Sad!
Thank you so much Senator Nancy Skinner. We need money for social services not jail expansion.
Until the non-violent offender breaks into your house and steals your belongings, then you want them locked up.
Sounds like the residents of Dublin have drank in the extremist, alt right, Fox New, Brietbart, white panic propaganda from the Trump Regime. I fear more from the white extremists, zealots, Trumpsters and gun nut Oathkeepers than from any illegal immigrant. Funny how they don't seem concerned about the murders and violence these racists are committing!
Thanks for giving me yet another reason to laugh at the ugly suburban sprawl joke that is Dublin!
Oh no....tomatoes cost more. Yes, let's spend billions of dollars for people who lie, cheat, and steal to be here.
There are millions of people who spent tons of money and time to be here the right way.
They need to hunt her down and start a war in Berkeley. If you will let her views and act violent to others I can't wait for that school to fall.
Nobody is OK with crazy anyone roaming the streets! It is a complete exaggeration to place the blame of 'craziness on the streets' on people who are not here legally!!! That is right-wing BS!!! Get rid of people who are here illegally---watch the price of that tomato on your table go up a $1.00!! So sad that right-wing, heartless morons don't get that!
Oakland council members need to focus their efforts on a lot of others things besides tobacco and vaping. And how about enforcing the laws and consequences already on the books. Fining. Revoking business licenses. Etc.
Mental health services are needed both in the community and the jail, but 32 "mental health jail beds" are not required to provide such services. On the contrary, spending more money on incarceration means less fo spend on mental health professionals and other important services. If CCC would stop profiting on human suffering by ending the disgraceful ICE contract, there would be more than enough jail capacity required for to ensure public safety. Incarceration for any other reason is unacceptable.
Law Enforcement budgets and actions must be spent protecting Citizens from VIOLENT OFFENDERS vs. non violent offenders.
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