Carol Wyatt 
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Re: “Housing Groups Slam Proposal to Redefine Affordable Housing in Oakland

If keeping teachers in Oakland is so important to keep in Oakland, why not make a special fund for teachers and othernon-high paid civil servants that serve area schools and services within OAKLAND. Or give developers willing to create low and very low income housing development a priority. It seems reasonable to me to carve out a special guideline for those who serve the city and its residents. Other cities certainly do it. Anyone who is working a job is going to have access to any federal or state regulated housing laws and regs so if you dont have special regs for mfolks that are not paid what is considered a living wage, you are going to have thus issue. The tech community helped cause this problem so I also dont know why they cant have a subsidy here either that helps them fix it.

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 08/17/2019 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Professional Polluters

Sadly, everyone who thinks you can come to a historically poor and black community to set up shop and take a crap on people is typically how people treat West Oakland.

We finally are seeing the community come together with folks who have lived here for generations, like Mrs. Johnson. To live next door to polluters and bad actors like this is outrageous. They have been mistreating the commminity for a long time. Santos moves in and thinks we dont give a damn. Sorry but this aint so.

As a black woman who has lived here before it became popular to move here along with many families from all demographics that also have, we keep seeing the people using race to plea pity for their treatment yet they come into the community with mistreatment and violating as their business.

If Santos came to the community and didnt introduce himself by polluting and telling my neighbors and friends to send him the bill for the filth he was spewing, he wouldnt have gotten slammed by a community already fed up with this treatment. Weve survived others long before him and tired of the poor air quality and mistreatment. Whether its No Coal or Santos, We are Sick and Tired of this treatment and as a community we need to kick anyones ass that thinks that this looks like a good place to take a dump and begins to do so.

Time to end that.

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 01/19/2019 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Smart & Final’s Old Oakland Location Closes

At least Tjs hires minorities. But the bourgeoisie way theyre trying to run OAKLAND, I dont know what theyre thinking. Pretty sure its gonns be bourgeois though. Sad.

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 10/11/2018 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Acquittal and Mistrial of Two Oakland Businessmen Accused of Rigging Federal Construction Contracts

The issue is that they cause these offenses on black people, who are already at a disadvantage in a system that tends to put white over black. As someone who has been on the Public Ethics Commission and seen how this happens in business on a daily basis (you don't know the half), trying to help a community that will neither employ African Americans who are just as qualified or moreso is such a nauseous incident, we really need to examine the term "minority'. Fairness and equity would help truly allow folks to practice their business and not have to deal with the likes of what we're now seeing play out in our federal level politics when it comes to corruption and tactics to keep those who have historically benefitted over others...

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 09/07/2018 at 12:55 AM

Re: “Racial Profiling Via Nextdoor.com

What we need to explore is why folks who are accusing new community members, white and now, minorities about racism. That was inflicted into this conversation but someone else, not the minority resident new to the community. .

The recent issue regarding Nextdoor is a misrepresentation.

The man asking about folks in Filbert Street isnt white. Hes Latino. Im a black female that has been working in anti-Racial and other issues in the area of West Oakland specifically to the recent posting. Im a black female. Still cant understand why people (mostly white) accuse other people without doing any research or fact-checking, accuse new residents of being essential racist for moving into a predominately black community. We need a discussion on that one because the Nextdoor incident I was involved in as the crime prevention chair of the community I live in was exactly that. A misrepresentation of an inquiry by a new minority neighbor wanting to get involved with supporting those who he saw as underserved community members.

So why his posting was hijacked and used as incite fodder by calling Nextdoor a train wreck was brought about by the person who took the posting of his ask, cut and pasted it into a new social media channel (Twitter) on another media persons thread and THEN after adding their own spin on it, made it the foundation of comments that included calling new people colonizers.

That mess needs to be diagnosed.

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 08/19/2018 at 5:57 AM

Re: “Taj Reid Found Guilty of Rigging State Construction Contracts and Accepting Bribes

What about Phil Tagami? Not sure what it is about that man but there seems to be more to it than coal, let me tell you.

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 05/31/2018 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Oakland Councilors Reid and McElhaney Propose No-Bid Contract to Hire a Consultant to Set Up Department of Violence Prevention

We need to audit this stuff...Where is Brenda Robert's office on these items? What is the impact and Measure Z is paid for by our property taxes, which are not invisible to those of us that don't see crime trending down? As more and more money rolls into Oakland from marijuana, development fees, and steeply increased business license taxes, we need to measure the money we're paying into these efforts and the ROI/effectiveness of already Implemented programs AS WE MOVE TOWARDS less bureaucracy.

Posted by Carol Wyatt on 02/14/2018 at 6:38 AM

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