Paul Merr 
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Re: “Unions Join Companies to Oppose Richmond Coal Ban

Japan to oppose new or expanded coal-fired power plants in blow to Australian exports https://www.theguardian.com/environment/20…

Posted by Paul Merr on 12/12/2019 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Unions Join Companies to Oppose Richmond Coal Ban

I do not live in Richmond but as a Oakland resident I say NO COAL IN THE BAY AREA!!! Tell your elected officials if they do not vote for no coal ... you'll vote them out and vote in no coal people!!! The health of residents supersedes ANY business issues!!!

Posted by Paul Merr on 12/12/2019 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Oakland Coal’s Wheel of Influence

NO COAL IN OAKLAND!!!!! EVER!!! MILE LONG TRAINS FILLED WITH THIS FILTHY PRODUCT MUST NEVER BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN IN OAKLAND!!!

Posted by Paul Merr on 12/05/2019 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Homelessness Is a Tragedy When Solutions Are at Hand

Long term homelessness is unavoidable in the Bay Area for several reasons. 1. The demand for housing by those being pushed out of S.F. housing relocating to Alameda Cty. 2) The disappearance of land in Oakland by new units. 3) CA's new rent control law that will allow rents to increase by 5% /yr. A $1300 unit over the next 10 yr's could increase 5%/yr will be $2117.56 an increase of over $800 during that time period.

To slow homelessness Alameda Cty should help current homeowners to EXPAND ADU units on their properties through affordable loans etc. Relocation help for people that want to leave the Bay Area for other regions of the country.

Posted by Paul Merr on 11/21/2019 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Stirrings of an Oakland Tax Revolt Could Hamper Parks Maintenance

I'll go for a homeless tax if ... it's relocate them out of Oakland!!! They've taken over parks etc. ENOUGH!!!

Posted by Paul Merr on 10/18/2019 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Kaplan Calls for Audit of Schaaf's Education Initiative

What makes me sick with regards to our city leaders ... it's all about taxing property owners ... while not providing services to us. Lack of clean streets, pot holes, going over board for homeless people. It is inhumane to allow people to sleep on streets in filth. Those that need medical help should get it and the state of CA should provide those funds. This is a state issue not just a local issue. Many of the homeless are not from CA. They are bused here from other states. It's time they are relocated to their original home were they have families to help care for them.

Posted by Paul Merr on 09/05/2019 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Criminalizing the Unsheltered is Not the Solution to Oakland's Housing Crisis

Gretchen Smilde >>Oakland, California should not be only for the wealthy<<

You must know very much about Oakland. We have struggled through long periods of unbelievable crime. Poverty that was overwhelming. Now we are coming into our own. It is about TIME!!! Oakland deserves prosperity!!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Oak…

Posted by Paul Merr on 08/09/2019 at 5:31 PM

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