Andy Nelsen 
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Re: “Tenant Advocates say Oakland Officials Delaying and Obstructing Rent Control Ballot Measure

I'm one of the organizers of the campaign to place a rent control and eviction protection measure on the November ballot, and I have to say I have no doubts about City Attorney Parker's commitment to tenant's rights. My colleagues and I see the abuse of tenants and illegal evictions happening every day and the Office of the City Attorney Parker has been a consistent ally of ours on this issue. I have personally worked closely with Barbara to protect youth from commercial sexual exploitation, and I know that as City Attorney, she has filed lawsuits against abusive landlords all over Oakland.

While I can't speak competently to all the legal and procedural issues raised in the article, what seems most plausible to me is that Barbara's advice to the City Council was consistent with her legal responsibility to protect the City and laws it passes from legal challenge. Surely we want Oakland's tenant protection laws to be less vulnerable to legal challenges, do we not? I know I do. And I also believe that Barbara shares my commitment and the commitment of other organizers to protect the homes, lives and rights of Oakland tenants.

Andy Nelsen

Posted by Andy Nelsen on 07/20/2016 at 10:36 AM

Re: “The Last Days of Latino Old Oakland

Oakland is no more. Fruitvale, San Antonio, Eastlakecare the next immigrant neighborhoods to fall.

4 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Andy Nelsen on 07/28/2015 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Copper Spoon to Replace Art’s Crab Shack in North Oakland

Oakland is no more.

3 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Andy Nelsen on 05/18/2015 at 4:29 PM

Re: “When Liberals Take Control of Police

The real key to Richmond's success? "We are surgical," he told the CoCo Times earlier this year. "We concentrate on people that need to be focused on." Both Richmond's (conservative) enforcement and (liberal) prevention/intervention strategies are focused on the 100 or so most violence-prone individuals in Richmond. This is what Oakland lacks: a smart, evidence based approach to crime and violence. Oakland and Richmond both have progressives in power. Richmond's progressiveness appear to actually have some policy smarts as well.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Andrew Oakland on 09/11/2014 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Hunting With a Rat

Really? This crew is "one of Oakland’s most notorious motorcycle clubs?" Oakland is home to both Hell's Angels and the East Bay Dragons. How the f*** are these hipster wanna be's "one of Oakland’s most notorious motorcycle clubs?"

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Andrew Oakland on 06/26/2014 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Harborside Celebrates First Place in Emerald Cup for Lemon Skunk

Oh but it's medicinal... riggghht.

0 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Andrew Oakland on 12/17/2013 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Eli’s Mile High Goes Cajun

Man.. has this town ever changed. I saw Albert Collins rise up out of the audience and play with the house band here in the late 70s. Was one of a group of premier West Coast blues clubs in Oakland at the time. Esther's Orbit Room (Esther just passed recently), Serenader (another hipster remake happened there), and many more, where you could see world-renowned blues musicians play in something akin to a house party environment. Eli, the man who used to own this club, was shot on stage by his wife and it was then taken over by one of his band members, Troyce Key. All way past gone now... Oakland ain't Oakland any more.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Andrew Oakland on 09/03/2013 at 9:59 AM

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