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Re: “California's Nightmare

Nothing new here. When you support city actions and elected officials that compel vegetation management, imposing a citywide tax for necessary fire services, denial of permits for specific hillside projects, building of high rise infill projects that are economically feasible then I will know there is a shift in your policies.

Posted by ed gerber on 11/22/2018 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Libby Schaaf's Big Financial Advantage

Somehow you have neglected to acknowledge the great benefits which will accrue to underprivileged children in Oakland. This change could break the cycle of failure found in our schools. That is what motivates our Mayor.
You have given new life to no good deed goes unpunished .

Posted by ed gerber on 11/01/2018 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Our November 2018 Election Endorsement Cheat Sheet

How could you Ignore Loren Taylor in D 6? He is highly qualified and deeply committed.

Posted by ed gerber on 10/25/2018 at 8:51 AM

Re: “In Oakland's D4 School Board Race, the Debate Is All About Charter Schools

I believe your construing of this race as about Charter schools is absolutely wrong. Gary Yee is very direct about his affinity for public schools and his commitment to finding best solutions. Nowhere is he presenting a charter solution. The discussion should be about who will do the best job of addressing the Districts challenges. The issue is fiscal management. I happen to believe Gary is the better choice but lets talk about the real issue. Management.

Posted by ed gerber on 10/25/2018 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Can Businesses Afford to Stay Politically Neutral?

I regularly take positions on numerous political issues but I always do it by adding my name. I think its a cop out to take position and then use a pseudonym. However it is very important to remember that our first amendment also gives the right to be silent. I will always respect those who speak and those who as a matter of conscience decide to be still.
Ed Gerber

Posted by ed gerber on 08/30/2018 at 8:15 AM

Re: “OP-ED: It’s Time for Oakland City Council to Change Its Schedule

The extended hearings are caused to a very great degree by repetitive testimony by witnesses who repeat the same message over and over.
In state legislative hearings these witnesses say I support or oppose the measure. Many other repetitive witnesses before our City Council testify on every issue and, in my opinion, serve no purpose beyond meeting their own needs but add no value. The public needs to ask the question- What value is my testimony adding to the decision?
Finally those witnesses who regularly yell at the Council and interfere with the process should be prevented from doing so after 3 such episodes.

Posted by ed gerber on 07/28/2018 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Oakland Police Brings Back Its Horse-Mounted Unit

Last Tuesday at the Finance and Management Committee I listened to an excellent presentation about how OPD is managing overtime . Good example of sound management. How about some articles about what OPD is doing well instead of second guessing everything.

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Posted by ed gerber on 05/24/2018 at 8:44 AM

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