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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

Re: “A Bare-Knuckle Fight for Top Cop

The best way to look at this race is to recognize that the DA runs a very large legal practice that represents us in prosecuting criminals. OMalley has been doing this successfully for years and thus has a solid track record.
Price is a wannabe with no comparable record. OMalley based on qualifications.

Posted by ed gerber on 05/17/2018 at 7:29 AM

Re: “In the 15th Assembly District, Six Candidates Appear to Have a Shot at the Top Two Spots

Ive worked with Dan Kalb on the Council and he is excellent at working thru the details of City issues and coming up with feasible solutions. Based on my many years of lobbying for local governments I know he would do a great job of representing us in Sacramento.

Posted by ed gerber on 05/17/2018 at 7:20 AM

Re: “The Raiders and 49ers Double Down on Hypocrisy

Did you talk with any independent experts as to wether Kap still has the skills needed to compete? W/o that it is all your opinion.

Posted by ed gerber on 05/03/2018 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Black and Female Recruits Missing from Latest Oakland Police Academy

Community recruitment can only be successful if the Community helps to identify and recruit candidates. This requires churches and other community groups to identify good candidates and then encourage them to learn about what is required and apply. I have been a member of the Civil Service interview panel for police officer candidates and we need more highly qualified applicants.

Posted by ed gerber on 04/26/2018 at 11:44 AM

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

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