Andrew Stevenson 
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Re: “Pro-Tenant and Pro-Housing

No mention of Prop W, the tax on vacant property? If administered correctly and fairly, this could be a boon to housing availability. Rental control on the other hand only manages to remove housing units from the market, reduces incentives for landlords to maintain housing, and encourages people who can afford to move to better accommodations or to buy to stay in their rent controlled apartments or even sublet them. This has been the situation in places like New York for decades. I knew a guy who owned three homes and meanwhile maintained his rent controlled apartment. It's crazy and obviously detrimental to people who need affordable housing.

Posted by Andrew Stevenson on 11/20/2018 at 12:08 PM

Re: “One of Oakland's Most Historic Figures Was Also Horribly Racist

The comments here which are thoughtful and researched contrast greatly with the subject article which is shallow and obviously written to stir emotion and gain attention. There is no hard evidence that JK was a "diehard" racist. He was not a member of any racist organizations nor did he espouse any racist views during his run for mayor of Oakland. London commented "to Hell with the Constitution " quoting the abolitionist leader, William Lloyd Garrison, saying "To Hell with the Constitution " when that document was used to defend slavery. Neither should London be condemned because of his fictional writings just because some people figure authors only express their own views when writing fiction. By their standards we should condemn Alfred Hitchcock as a murderer. Finally and most importantly, we honor Jack London not as a sociologist or a politician, but as writer of adventure stories.

Posted by Andrew Stevenson on 09/22/2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Law Enforcement Killed 90 Oakland Residents Since 2000, And 74 Percent Were Black

Everybody is crying racism, but nobody knows the meaning of the word. First off, let's be honest. Yuvette Henderson was packing and tried to carjack three, yes three cars as she ran from Emeryville police, then pointed her piece at the cops. The issue here isn't police racism, it's why we live in society that promotes lawlessness, promotes violence, and doesn't give a helping hand to raise people out of lives of crime and violence.

Posted by Andrew Stevenson on 08/20/2016 at 8:47 AM

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