Nanci Armstrong-Temple 
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Re: “City of Oakland ‘Bulldozer’ Hit A Homeless Man While He Was Sleeping In A Tent

Thank you for writing this, Nick. It's clear to me that the City of Oakland is not doing it's due diligence to take care of its citizens, and in this case was egregious in their misconduct. It's clear that a tent with a person and their belongings inside isn't garbage.

What I have seen is that most encampment residents work hard to out all the garbage in one place, and that the city has not been collecting garbage from the camps. Imagine if the city didn't pick up your household waste for weeks...it's an unimaginable nightmare that the city has seen before during strikes.

Get it together, Oakland. Treat residents kindly and fairly and utilize the city services to help rather than harm.

Posted by Nanci Armstrong-Temple on 06/01/2017 at 10:47 PM

Re: “UC Berkeley Report: Affordable Housing is Best Way to Combat Gentrifcation

I think many of these comments are missing the point.

Housing is a human right. There is money for affordable housing. But it means cutting into local and state police budgets.

We know that housing decreases recidivism. We know that those who have housing are more able to get jobs.

Make housing affordable and livable (think high walk scores, better public transportation, bicycle subsidies) and you create a society that needs less policing.

(Think physical beauty is out of our budget? So are ugly buildings that are demoralizing to the people that live in them.)

These are not just pipe dreams. Studies like these that come out of UC Berkeley and other great research institutions are proving that societies that care for their populace as if they work for the people--which they do--are using innovative solutions to tricky problems.

Don't hide behind budgets. That indicates a lack of imagination and a lack of knowledge about the huge amount of resources being currently mismanaged in the Bay Area.

Posted by Nanci Armstrong-Temple on 05/28/2016 at 1:25 PM

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