Pamela Drake 
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Re: “Oakland's Exclusive Deal to Sell City-Owned Land to Charter School Draws Opposition

The city allowed a rent controlled apartment forthis school? It seems we need a citizen'sclass action lawsuit to stop this. if the highest best use is affordable housing, don't we have to attemptthis first?

Posted by Pamela Drake on 05/09/2018 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Vote Kalb or Wicks for Assembly District 15

I support Dan Kalb for this seat. If this were IRV, Jovanka would get my number two. But as California is finally beginning to realize some of the deleterious effects of charter schools, Buffy would not be on my ballot. Here's my reasoning - https://draketalkoakland.com/2018/03/14/my…

Posted by Pamela Drake on 03/30/2018 at 7:56 AM

Re: “County Tax Measure Would Fund Child Care

It's a sales tax, not a property tax according to this article, and while that's regressive, it seems for a very small expenditure, it will return a large benefit. Preparing children for a productive life while helping their parents find work will expand our economy not contract it.

Posted by Pamela Drake on 03/23/2018 at 12:47 PM

Re: “DA O’Malley Took $10K From Fremont Police Union Before Clearing Fremont Cops in Killing of Pregnant Teen

Money well spent. 95% of prosecutors nationwide are white and 85% of them run unopposed. Could that be problematic?

Posted by Pamela Drake on 03/16/2018 at 6:00 PM

Re: “New Oakland Law Fails to Protect Low-Income Residents

Our council members often pass feel-good legislation but don't follow through to make it effective. I can't speak to whether they intend these measures to work or just to look like they've accomplished something but in the end, it doesn't matter. Business as usual continues on.

Posted by Pamela Drake on 11/16/2017 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Port of Oakland Jobs Deal Should Be a Model for Amazon and Other Warehousing Corporations

Thank you. Our city and it's Port should abide by these agreements in letter and spirit.

Posted by Pamela Drake on 11/02/2017 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Oakland Officials Question Police Partnerships with Federal Immigration Agents and FBI

The loopholes in our so-called sanctuary city ate big enough to drive a couple ICE vans through. The city needs to take charge of OPD agreements and keep its promise to its residents.

Posted by Pamela Drake on 03/09/2017 at 6:35 PM

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