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Well, they only need one more vote for it to pass, but regardless, nobody voiced any objection to the proposal at last night's meeting, so it doesn't appear controversial.
I just find it annoying that the Mayor submits a budget proposal that is like $30 million short of being balanced and includes pay-go, then half the Council proposed revisions that include suspending pay-go, and then the Mayor responds that we should eliminate pay-go entirely because it's "bad public policy," and acts all self-righteous about doing so. If he's so against it, why did he include it in the budget in the first place?
Actually, the alternative budget proposal put forward by four members of the Council already included eliminating pay-go. So it's nice for the Mayor to not fight it, I guess, but I'm not really clear why he should get kudos for agreeing to something the Council was going to do anyway.
Two million. Two million dollars is the amount of money the "compromise" will save next year. Also, a poll conducted on the OO issue showed that a full repeal would have passed. So the Council just basically gave OFCY an extra two million while the General Fund is facing a $70 million deficit. How is that smart?
Technically, the team currently playing in Cleveland is the same team that has always playing in Cleveland. It's not the new Cleveland Browns, it's the exact same Cleveland Browns, They were just inactive for a few years. The Ravens are the new franchise.
The Census Bureau's official 2007 population estimate for Oakland is 401,489, an increase from the count in the 2000 Census. Not a decrease of 30,000.
Jerry Brown moved to the hills like a year ago.
State law governing redevelopment areas require that land be purchased at an appraised fair market value based on area comps.
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