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Re: “Oakland Councilmembers Accuse Mayor Schaaf of 'Bait and Switch' With Soda Tax Revenue

Here is the Budget language
INVESTMENTS IN HEALTHY CHILDREN
In November 2016 Oaklanders passed Measure HH by 61 percent imposing a one-cent per ounce general
tax on the distribution of sugar sweetened beverages. The tax must be deposited in the Citys general fund.
The Measure also requires Oakland establish a Community Advisory Board to advise the City Council on
how best to support education and prevention programs. As this Board has yet to be established, the
budget includes several new investments that are consistent with the goals of the measure. These total
more than $3.5 million in expenditures. Additionally, the FY 2018-19 budget will reserve an additional $1
million, so that recommendations of the Advisory Board may be considered during the mid-cycle budget
process. We look forward to hearing from these community members on their ideas for how Oakland can
best prevent the negative health impacts of consuming sugar sweetened beverages and enhance the overall
health of our children. We are especially committed to working with our community partners in fighting
against the epidemics of childhood obesity and diabetes.

Posted by ed gerber on 04/30/2017 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Oakland Firefighters Say Their Department Is So Badly Managed, Ghost Ship Warehouse Wasn't Even In Its Inspection Database

Mr Eroster I assume your economic calculation is correct but remember due to Prop 13 that is irrelevant . Just determine the assessed
value when acquired and the most it can be increased is 2% a year. This under assessment of commercial property is the cause of many of our City's financial problems.

Posted by ed gerber on 12/08/2016 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Make Voting Great Again: Introducing the Express' Weekly Election 2016 Column

Writing in Bernie is a great strategy for electing Donald-is that your goal?

Posted by ed gerber on 07/27/2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “A Rundown of East Bay Dog Parks

East Bay regional Park District parks are generally Dog friendly & offer wonderful opportunities for great hikes.

Posted by ed gerber on 05/25/2016 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Coastal Peril

It is too bad that you did not take the time to develop the other argument that may favor change. Historically the commission staff has tried very hard to lead the commission not just advise it.A perfect example of that was the approval of the desalinization plant in San Diego County. Staff .The staff fought it at every step and the commission nevertheless narrowly approved it. Now that plant is part of the solution to our drought problem . We need a commission staff that has a broad view of California's needs not just zealously opposing every proposal to do something in the coastal zone.
The commission members should be able to make policy not the staff. That is the real issue.
P.s. Yes there is a real issue with the lack of diversity in the commission staff.
Oh yes how about commission staff fighting with the State Department of parks over attempts to manage parking.

Posted by ed gerber on 02/10/2016 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Dozens of Renters Lose Homes as City Closes 1919 Market Street Warehouse in Oakland

Picture the other new story where

these code violations people are seriously injured or killed. Which do we risk?

Posted by ed gerber on 01/28/2016 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Kaiser Still Violating Mental Health Laws, Clinicians Say

Now the labor dispute is settled can we assume the Kaiser employees are satisfied with the service levels in the contract??

Posted by ed gerber on 11/19/2015 at 12:14 PM

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