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Here's the off-island Realty Cabal mentioned above:
Name City Amount
ACCO Management Co Mountain View 20,000
Bruce Rueppel Jr. Grants Bay, Ca 1,000
CAA Issues Committee Sacramento 50,000
CAA Issues Committee Sacramento 103,299
Calif. Rental Housing Services Sacramento 25,000
Cambridge Management Co Santa Clara 16,000
Carmel Partners IV Marina View, LLC Alameda 25,000
C.P. IV Marina View, LLC Phoenix, AZ 8,500
GRE Meadows Folsom 1,000
G.W. Williams Company San Mateo 45,000
Hillsborough Properties, Inc San Mateo 500
KW Multi-family Mgt Group, LLC Beverly Hills 50,000
Mountain View Housing Council Mountain View 40,000
Moseley Niles Los Altos Hills 10,000
Prometheus, Real Estate Group, Inc. San Mateo 50,000
Rose Properties San Jose 1,000
Syrus Properties, Inc Novato 2,000
Tod Spieker Palo Alto 50,000
Tower Alameda LP Mill Valley 25,000
Tan Group, The Palo Alto 20,000
VASONA Management, Inc Los Gatos 45,000
Woodmont Real Estate Services, L.P. Belmont 50,000
Woodmont Real Estate Services, L.P. Belmont 35,000
Various under $1,000 N/A 113,550
Grand Total $765,849
(Source: City of Alameda Campaign Finance Reports)
The $3.7 million is a provable lie. Ask the mayor and Jim Oddie to show you the calculation to prove the number. They cannot. It is not provable because not one iota of analysis was done to back it up. The City spent over $300,000 for a consultant to perform a thorough analysis of the cost to administer the city's L1 rent ordinance, but not one red cent to analyze Measure M1. The consultant's report is on the city council web site, if you want to read it, or e-mail me and I'll send you a copy.
As them to show you the "survey" that lobbyist McConnell quoted from. It has never been made public and never will be because the distortions it contains will be revealed.
The Renters Coalition never stooped to lies and distortions, which were the stock and trade of the Realty Cabal opposing them. It's the only way the City-Realty Cabal could have won. And it was shameful.
You know, everybody always thinks that voters who don't vote for the same candidates/measures as they do are, "Brainwashed", "Misinformed", "Uneducated" etc.. ad infinitum. Not true. People just disagree with you, is all.
I held an event in Provo Park once. Had to pay for a permit, and leave a cleaning deposit. Would have been arrested without those. Seems like invading a farmers market might be a cheap but highly illegal and totally unethical alternative.
I am an Orthodox Christian, and I say Peace to sister Rab'ia and her congregation. May they be richly blessed.
But I thought the city of Oakland was OK with crazy illegal alien criminals roaming the streets. Sad they're not willing to put the tax payers money where their mouths are
"... Alameda voters overwhelmingly chose the citys ordinance."
Almeda voters were swayed by a massive $766,000 misinformation campaign controlled by the California Apartment Association ("CAA") and funded by out-of-town realty interests.*
Prominent among the misinformation was the city's "$3.7 Million Lie," a grossly overstated estimate of the budget required to administer Measure M1 (the renters' measure.)
The $3.7 million cannot be defended. Not once ounce of analysis is behind it, yet Oddie wrote an Op-ed piece promoting it and allowed his photograph to be used in campaign signs and literature touting the $3.7 million lie.
Also prominent among the misinformation was the assertion that the renter group (the Alameda Renters Coalition) was comprised of "radicals from Berkely." Nothing could have been further from the truth.
The CAA's media campaign funded expensive newspaper ads and TV commercials touting the same lies and distortions. In the face of this media onslaught, how can voters be expected to make informed choices? They cannot.
Renters were not the only casualties of this dishonorable Realty exploitation of Alamedans; Democracy itself was slain on the steps of City Hall.
The City Council I think got it right. [Officials] struck a balance, said Greg McConnell, a consultant from Danville representing the landlords]..."
"Consultant"? Greg McConnell is a highly paid lobbyist who was allowed to speak on behalf of landlords at Council meetings without being identified as their paid lobbyist. He quoted from an expensive fake telephone survey (undoubtedly funded by Realty interests) that spoon-fed the same misinformation in the form of crafty leading questions. McConnell was undoubtedly behind this massive campaign of misinformation.
If voters knew the truth, they would have voted differently, but they were overwhelmed by lies and distortion.
*These facts and figures are taken from the city's web site for campaign finance filings
It's difficult to believe that the opening of a Muslim house of worship on Good Friday is an accident or perhaps "coincidence."
***a radical anti-government group made up of thousands of law-enforcement officials ***
Do you have any idea just how retarded that sounds...?
PS Get Disqus...
Can't wait to check it out :-)
If it was so obvious that she was a teenager, a 16 year old child why was she out and about at that time of night, why hadn't she been home in days, why was she pregnant? How about the family starts assuming some personal responsibility for letting their "child" roam free as if she was a mature adult. Because obviously she lacked critical thinking skills.
It means all those new residents will complain about the noise. Clubs do better where there are not a lot of people sleeping.
$15 is not affordable and neither is the $17 for the bleachers, drop the price to $5 because that's all the seat is worth. Remember the good old days when they were only $3 and second deck was $4 and the entire lower bowl was $5? Gas was 25 cents a gallon too.
AC Transit is currently more interested in creating a FLEX service in other parts of its district to compete with Uber and Lyft for affluent riders with multiple transit options.....and OUSD students can go eat sand. Poverty is structural and decisons like this by the meat puppets at AC Transit illustrate it well.
I am assuming that the reference to Berkeley MSA is UC Berkeley? I want to emphasis to the readers that Qal'bu Maryam is not in competition with any other gathering, or mosque. We understand that there will be those women who are in a system of patriarchy invented by men and for whom women become the gatekeepers. As the saying goes; If you build it they will come. I am not the least bit concerned with what her opinion is, I am concerned with creating a safe, nonjudgmental space for women who do feel that the "tradition" has left them out. And let me say this, we are not existing or working outside of tradition, just wanted to be clear on that. Jazak Allah Khair.
Catahoula Coffee Roasters is one of the best things to happen to Richmond in a long time. The coffee is great and the owner, Timber, is the best! He is always doing things for the neighborhoods and community. Who has a customers appreciation day every year!
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These people are just asking for trouble.
@Anthony Moore, "I believe there is still REGULAR service serving these schools" Sad to say there are no buses that serve the 2/3 schools that I know of and attended, Montera and Skyline, used the supplemental bus service exclusively to get to and from school. I could get by over a decade ago getting to Montera as there was a bus that got within 2-3 blocks of Montera, however that route was cut about a decade ago. Secondly, I would hate when the supplemental buses would skip my stop that went to Skyline, there were 6 of them 3 to each of the 2 lines that served that stop. The only option at that point was to take a bus near Merritt College and walk about a mile and a half uphill equivalent to 65 story building in height only to miss my first class entirely.
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