MarleenLee 
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Re: “Oakland City Council Candidate Chris Young Suspended by State Bar

Here are the California rules for in house counsel and State Bar membership.
http://www.courts.ca.gov/cms/rules/index.c…

Posted by MarleenLee on 07/02/2018 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Oakland City Council Candidate Chris Young Suspended by State Bar

As a lawyer myself, I know several lawyers who hold or have held the title of "general counsel." They are all practicing attorneys who have active membership in the state bar. I am shocked that Mr. Young would claim that the general counsel of a tech company doesn't "practice law." If he is supervising other attorneys, then he has to practice law. His website shows a slew of impressive endorsements, but is completely devoid of any platform. What is his plan for making District 4 better?

Posted by MarleenLee on 07/02/2018 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Oakland Council Member Rebecca Kaplan Endorses Cat Brooks

Why do you not include any discussion in this article about how "radical" her views actually are?

Posted by MarleenLee on 06/08/2018 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Big Soda Is Spending Big Money Against Oakland Sugary Beverage Tax Proposal

The PHI study did not confirm a total pass through of the tax to consumers. What it did show is that some retailers were passing through the tax to consumers, to greater or lesser degrees, and some were not. The small grocers were generally not. They are a competitive disadvantage if they have to sell higher priced soda than neighboring stores in Albany etc. that do not have the tax, and have fewer resources to absorb it. http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_2913761…

Posted by MarleenLee on 08/15/2016 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Big Soda Is Spending Big Money Against Oakland Sugary Beverage Tax Proposal

It is the proponents of this tax that are being deceptive, not the beverage industry. Read the measure. Really. Read it. The actual tax must be paid by the beverage distributors - i.e. the grocers. The grocers do NOT need to increase the cost of sodas by a single penny, and if you look at how Berkeley's tax worked, apparently the cost of soda did not go up by one penny. http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_28170…
What actually happens is that most grocers decide to absorb the cost themselves, or distribute to consumers by upping the cost of all groceries. So it IS a grocery tax. And the money gets dumped into the general fund with no requirement that the money be spent on any health programs.

Posted by MarleenLee on 08/12/2016 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Vote Yes on Oakland’s Measure Z and No on Berkeley’s Measure R

For why you should vote NO on Measure Z, check out http://noonmeasurez.blogspot,.com. As for Ceasefire - there is no logic to any of the arguments being made. The homicide rate in 2013 was exactly the same as it was in 2005 - with and without Ceasefire. Oakland's overall serious crime rate in 2013 was WAY higher than in 2005, when we had no Ceasefire. There is no actual proof that Ceasefire is making a bit of difference in Oakland's overall crime rate.

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Posted by MarleenLee on 10/26/2014 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Measure Z and Oakland's Operation Ceasefire

For more information on why Measure Z is a bad idea, visit http://noonmeasurez.blogspot.com

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Posted by MarleenLee on 10/15/2014 at 11:01 AM

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