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Re: “City Told Developers to Fix Infamous West Oakland Artist Warehouse. Instead, They Demolished It.

VOTE YES ON PROP JJ - Expanded renter protections. #protectoaklandrenters
We need to keep renters in their homes.
http://www.protectoaklandrenters.org/take-action
http://www.antievictionmap.com/
http://www.oaklandtenantsunion.org/protect-oakland-renters-yes-on-jj.html

Rents in Oakland are among the highest in the nation and people are being forced from their homes every month through illegal rent increases and unjustified evictions. We must act to reform and strengthen Oakland’s weak Rent Adjustment Program and expand Just Cause Eviction protections!

Rent control and just cause eviction protections aren't designed to punish landlords for running a legitimate business; they're simply the most effective way to keep Oaklanders in their homes and set common sense rules of the game - just like for any other business.

WHAT does Measure JJ do?

Measure JJ is a game-changer in the way Oakland renters are protected from illegal rent increases and unjustified evictions.

Specifically, JJ will:

Require landlords to petition with the Rent Board for rent increases that exceed the Consumer Price Index (inflation). Today, illegal rent increases can only be stopped if a tenant files a petition within 60 days. Landlords are not otherwise responsible for following the law.

Expand Just Cause eviction protections to buildings constructed through 1995. The current date for protection is October 1980. This expansion would mean that thousands more units are covered and that evictions can only occur for a legal reason, and that relocation assistance must be paid.

Increase accountability and effectiveness of the Rent Board and Rent Adjustment Program, in several important ways:

Require the City to mail out an annual notice of the Rent Adjustment Program and legal maximum rent increase. Currently, landlords are supposed to inform tenants of their rights. That doesn't work too well.

Create an online searchable database which will give tenant rights organizations, attorneys and advocates better access to badly needed data.

Require annual reporting to City Council of rent increases, eviction notices, and the activities of the Rent Adjustment Program.


WHO is behind the campaign?

The Committee to Protect Oakland Renters is made up of a coalition of community-based groups as diverse as Oakland:

Oakland Tenants Union
Causa Justa :: Just Cause
ACCE Action (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment)
EBASE (East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy)
APEN (Asian Pacific Environmental Network)
EBHO (East Bay Housing Organizations)
PolicyLink
California Nurses Association (CNA)
SEIU 1021

Posted by Missy on 09/22/2016 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Johnson was a great Bball player for my Suns, but he has proven to be a left-wing corrupt politician. That said, I have no problem with personal retribution for physical attacks like this. Who knows what's in that "pie"? You can't assume the attack is symbolic or harmless just because it is disguised as such. If these "protesters" expect to get beaten when they try this crap they would think twice. Deterrence is mine sayeth...

Posted by Dank Bubba on 09/22/2016 at 9:52 AM

Re: “City Told Developers to Fix Infamous West Oakland Artist Warehouse. Instead, They Demolished It.

Renter protection laws had nothing to do with the 'numerous festering code violations'. The landlords and the City of Oakland chose to ignore code violations. Now the City of Oakland chooses to ignore the scope of work exceeding the permits that were pulled. This is not an isolated issue.

Oakland Bldg Department has a history of ignoring code violations as soon as any permits are pulled. It's as though they are unaware of the Federal, State, and local laws they are responsible for enforcing.

Posted by Missy on 09/22/2016 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Well im sure the father of the little girl Kevin molested back in Arizona is wishing he had a crack at Kevin they way that guy did and more!

Posted by Tom Norris on 09/22/2016 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

When is the press going to STOP referring to criminals as protesters. The headline should read "....Assaults Attacker in Bloody Scene." Good to see that the press covering Charlotte fiasco is starting to use the word rioters instead of protesters. Once the violence starts and people start breaking laws and/or attacking people, the situation is no longer a protest. It becomes criminal behavior and it should be handled and reported as such.

Posted by Rick Vincent on 09/22/2016 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Guess he picked the wrong flavor pie.

Posted by Jim Gravelyn on 09/22/2016 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Let's be honest here people, if the Mayor were white and the pie thrower black, the Internet would be full people demanding the mayor be arrested or step down. Now someone please lie and tell me I'm wrong.

Posted by Blaq_0ut on 09/22/2016 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

the mayor is a figure head who doesn't listen, if someone is going to be charged with assault should it not atleast be a real assault not just petty mayhem.

Posted by Evan T Spurrell on 09/22/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

I imagine the OWS-type pie-thrower dude who got his butt kicked has a lawyer by now. The pie-thrower was a POS, to be sure, but that beat down was highly over-reactive and very much over the line. Thompson was running away. He should have been arrested. At most, Johnson or his minions should have just restrained him until the cops could take custody and book and charge him for assault. Johnson, instead, behaved like a depraved savage.

But that's black privilege for you. If a white mayor had beaten a black protestor that severely for throwing a pie at him that was simply an insult but not injurious, his career would be over, he'd be bankrupted by the lawsuit, and facing a jail term.

Posted by Larry James Coyle on 09/22/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Looks like the jack wad hippy got his Just Desserts. Throw a pie, get a busted eye. Nice.

Posted by David V Fay on 09/22/2016 at 9:18 AM
Posted by Bill Jones on 09/22/2016 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

I'm glad the Mayor did what he did. I clearly remember the Occupy protesters. They left a mess wherever they went, they raped several women, one person was murdered in an Occupy camp. I remember all the broken windows in Oakland. Just senseless destruction.

Good for Mayor Johnson!

Posted by Jo Gregg on 09/22/2016 at 9:11 AM
Posted by Dyr Wolf on 09/22/2016 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

What if it were a lime wedge instead of a pie? Like the one that was thrown at Beyoncé's sister at the Kraftwerk concert. Would that justify beating someones face to a pulp too? To believe that some segments of the black population in this country will ever assimilate into civilized society is like pissing into the wind....

Posted by Corey Nix on 09/22/2016 at 9:09 AM
Posted by Keith Jennings on 09/22/2016 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

The Mayor should be arrested for assault and battery. Pie in the face in no way equals a chase and beat down bloody pummeling of the face of yes, a loser but nonetheless, Mayor is guilty as charged with multiple witnesses and a cover up pending.

Posted by Steven Jelenich on 09/22/2016 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Now are all the white race morons going to demonstrate against everyone, destroying property and lives in the process because a Black Mayor pummeled a White Activist for throwing a pie in his face? Where are those protests, The guy could have been killed, which is really what he deserved, so don't WHITE LIVES MATTER too? Surprising other white morons that are members of the KKK didn't turn out and burn a cross on the Mayors lawn in protest.

Posted by Ornley Gumfudgen on 09/22/2016 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

A hippie freak throwing a pie in the face of a black man. Now THAT is funny!

Posted by Mark Meyer on 09/22/2016 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

you can take the boy out of the ghetto but you can' t take the ghetto out of the boy.

Posted by Mickey Dineen on 09/22/2016 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

Thompson looks like Sean Penn. "Dude, heh heh, I'm gonna throw a pie in yer face. Heh. Whatcha gonna do 'bout it? Heh heh."

Posted by Roger Smith on 09/22/2016 at 8:50 AM

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