Lenard Jones Jr. 
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Re: “The Social Costs of Living in Wildfire-Prone Areas

Want to build in the WUI? Then you should shoulder the cost. Period.

Posted by Lenard Jones Jr. on 08/26/2018 at 10:07 AM

Re: “The Social Costs of Living in Wildfire-Prone Areas

The rich and well off should shoulder the entire financial burden if they want to live in the WUI. I'm sick and tired of the current status quo that requires us all to subsidize the reckless behavior of rich property owners. If it costs more for government funded fire departments to provide protection in woodland areas then the residents of those areas should foot the bill. Cities across the state are passing soda taxes in recognition of the public health costs sugary drink pose. Don't like it then don't buy that coke. Don't like the extra fees and taxes associated with building in woodland areas then don't live there. You've got the money...move.

Posted by Lenard Jones Jr. on 08/26/2018 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Oakland Council Ignores Warning from City Administrator and Votes for 'Strong' Police Commission Ordinance

If the City Charter poses obstacles to the necessary independence of the Police Commission...change the charter. Let nothing stand in the way of the reforms.

Posted by Lenard Jones Jr. on 07/18/2018 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Oakland Should Sue the NFL and Mark Davis

I encourage Griz Jones and his team's legal efforts to right a wrong that was done to Oakland taxpayers. I'd also encourage the City Council and Mayor Lobby Schaaf's to send a single to all billionaire sports owners and the rich boys club they belong by refusing to settle for anything less than partial public ownership of any current or future major sports teams seeking to call the City of Oakland home. The Schaaf's Administration should explore Tesla's offer to build a plant at the Oakland Coliseum too.

Posted by Lenard Jones Jr. on 04/09/2018 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Libby Schaaf's Moment

While many will may find themselves swayed by Mayor Schaaf recent gestures, I, for one, am not fooled. Her failure to hold officers involved with OPD's sex trafficking scandal casts a long shadow and should provide plenty of fodder should anyone decide to challenge her. Lobby ran on a platform dedicated to ending human trafficking in Oakland, but whiffed on the opportunity to hold the police officers involved accountable.

Posted by Lenard Jones Jr. on 03/08/2018 at 12:44 PM

Re: “California Set for Historic Vote on Cannabis Legalization

Will the the measure prohibit employers (public and private) from disqualifying prospective applicants from employment? And will it also prohibit employers (public and private) from testing for marijuana usage?

Posted by Ed Jones Jr. on 06/30/2016 at 5:47 PM
Posted by Ed Jones Jr. on 06/15/2016 at 2:45 AM

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