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Re: “Trump Has a Friend in California Law Enforcement

FYI my remembrance of the news reports of the Sessions appearance is that he got tepid applause. Yes?
Which leaves me wondering what the true feelings are of the broader membership of this group. What do cops, DAs, think. I know some pretty liberal of both.
Certainly they are right of Californias center but that is still left of the country as a whole.

Posted by ed gerber on 03/29/2018 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Ex-Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent Hired by Elite Law Enforcement Leadership Training Institute

The Monitor has no real interest in ending oversight as shown by the scope of his constantly growing monthly report. If he did his sweet contract would be gone. As to Whent glad to see a good person landed on his feet.

Posted by ed gerber on 02/02/2018 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Oakland Police Chief's Troubles Resemble Those of Her Past

I suspect there will never be a Chief in which East Bay Express will write words of praise.

Posted by ed gerber on 01/05/2018 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Brown's Tunnels Could Start in 2018, and Delta Farmers Say They'll Be Devastated

California is one state and Governor Brown is trying to manage water for the benefit of all Californians. Delta nimbyism would hurt millions of Californians . Yes much of the water will go for agriculture but that food benefits all of us.
Jobs in LA or SanDiego benefit all of us.
Please take a broader view of this issue.

Posted by ed gerber on 08/24/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Oakland Council Meeting Disrupted, Vote on Budget Prevented

Shameful denial of the democratic process! If I can't get my way government can't be allowed to work. Sounds like president Donald Trump.

Posted by ed gerber on 06/27/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Oakland Councilmembers Accuse Mayor Schaaf of 'Bait and Switch' With Soda Tax Revenue

Here is the Budget language
INVESTMENTS IN HEALTHY CHILDREN
In November 2016 Oaklanders passed Measure HH by 61 percent imposing a one-cent per ounce general
tax on the distribution of sugar sweetened beverages. The tax must be deposited in the Citys general fund.
The Measure also requires Oakland establish a Community Advisory Board to advise the City Council on
how best to support education and prevention programs. As this Board has yet to be established, the
budget includes several new investments that are consistent with the goals of the measure. These total
more than $3.5 million in expenditures. Additionally, the FY 2018-19 budget will reserve an additional $1
million, so that recommendations of the Advisory Board may be considered during the mid-cycle budget
process. We look forward to hearing from these community members on their ideas for how Oakland can
best prevent the negative health impacts of consuming sugar sweetened beverages and enhance the overall
health of our children. We are especially committed to working with our community partners in fighting
against the epidemics of childhood obesity and diabetes.

Posted by ed gerber on 04/30/2017 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Oakland Firefighters Say Their Department Is So Badly Managed, Ghost Ship Warehouse Wasn't Even In Its Inspection Database

Mr Eroster I assume your economic calculation is correct but remember due to Prop 13 that is irrelevant . Just determine the assessed
value when acquired and the most it can be increased is 2% a year. This under assessment of commercial property is the cause of many of our City's financial problems.

Posted by ed gerber on 12/08/2016 at 6:28 PM

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