Shannon Tracey 
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Re: “The One Percent Solution

As someone who works in downtown Oakland (and lives in North Oakland), I felt much safer leaving the office after dark while OO was there than prior to the encampment. "Eyes on the street" make a huge difference, and for once downtown Oakland was vibrant with people. Kind of like what Jerry Brown's 10k plan was supposed to do...but didn't. It's too bad the city spun it the other way, businesses could have stayed open later and made more money if more people had been made aware of the opportunity to experience a thriving downtown Oakland. But now it's back to a ghost town after dark.

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Posted by Shannon Tracey on 11/17/2011 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Fighting for Better Transit and Housing

When we subsidize cars by building highways with our tax dollars and planning communities that are too dispersed to support transit, of course low income people will do better with cars - our public policies basically make a car a requirement for most people to get to jobs, healthy food, schools, healthcare, etc. If we invested in transit, and communities that supported transit, then perhaps it would be possible to access "better outcomes" without a car. Just because that's the way it is now, doesn't mean that it has to be that way forever - and the costs of continuing to build car-dependent communities hurt low-income people more than anyone.

Posted by Shannon Tracey on 10/26/2011 at 2:57 PM

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