Friday, February 15, 2008

Berkeley Protests Costly and Avoidable

By Robert Gammon
Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 4:04 PM

When it comes to the Berkeley City Council, the cost of not reading the fine print is $93,500. That's the pricetag for "police overtime, supplies, and other costs linked to Tuesday's massive, all-day protest and rally" in Berkeley over the U.S. Marines recruiting station and the council's reaction to it, according to today's Oakland Tribune . It turns out the money was wasted. Yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle reported that some council members did not realize that they had voted on Jan. 29 to send a letter to the Marines saying they were "unwelcome intruders." Why? Because they had failed to fully read a recommendation from the city's Peace and Justice Commission that included the offending statement that caused a national outrage and resulting expensive protests.

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