Cynthia Gomez 
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Re: “Using Environmental Regulations to Hold Up Housing

Wait, so building housing to help working people ... but stabbing another group of working people in the back to build it by building it non-union?

Posted by Cynthia Gomez on 05/16/2019 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Staffing Versus Services in Oakland

"In his (very recent) former profession, Aguilar-Canabal was a political consultant who wrote pro-development news for Trauss to the tune of at least $8,000 from the Yes In My Backyard political action committee, according to campaign finance statements filed with the San Francisco Ethics Commission."

Posted by Cynthia Gomez on 05/01/2019 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Wednesday’s Briefing: Oakland May Expand Rent Control; Newsom Announces Youth Incarceration Reform

Here ya go, Ernest. I think this applies to your behavior generally here on these comments:
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nation…

Posted by Cynthia Gomez on 01/28/2019 at 10:33 AM

Re: “The Forces Driving Gentrification in Oakland

TS, slow your roll and read.

The article says (as quoted by you): "White flight, in which white residents fled urban centers for suburbs, was another phenomenon that set the stage for the urban gentrification we see today."

Then you write: "How is that gentrification?"

Um. The article explicitly said it set the stage for gentrification. It did not, in fact, say that white flight was such.

Posted by Cynthia Gomez on 09/21/2018 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Eviction Protections Could Be Extended to Thousands More Oakland Homes Through Proposed Ballot Measure

David L, your comment makes no sense.

If you bought your duplex 25 years ago, the mortgage should be relatively low, and you should be nearly done. Likewise, the taxes are calculated based on your 1993 purchase price, which in Oakland would be very unlikely to cap $500,000.

At 3 percent, the tax burden on the rented half of your duplex would be no more than $625 monthly.

In addition, you can always go to the Rent Board and petition for an adjustment if you are really truly losing money renting out half of that duplex.

I also read a lot about wondering why you should subsidize your tenants' lifestyle ... in Oakland. And yet you admit that you chose to live in "more expensive" Alameda. Why should they subsidize your choice to do that?

Posted by Cynthia Gomez on 09/14/2018 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against Richmond Bicycle Activist Najari "Naj" Smith

"Shoving noise"??? What the f**k, dude.

Posted by Cynthia Gomez on 08/24/2018 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against Richmond Bicycle Activist Najari "Naj" Smith

Charlie and Ernest: way to play the race card.

Posted by Cynthia Gomez on 08/24/2018 at 2:02 PM

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