Phil Wolff 
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Re: “Actual Cafe and Victory Burger to Close on December 23

A semantic quibble...

You can have a waiting list for new employees when you pay enough. They'd be lined up with applications if you paid 2x, 3x, or 4x the minimum wage and keep each working a full 40 hour week. They'd be able to live well in Oakland.

Sadly, this would force you to boost the cost of already expensive meals beyond where you're competitive.

But it's not really that you can't afford to pay your workforce, it's that the cost of housing (which is an indirect cost you pay through wages) has risen too high. You're a business victim of Bay Area gentrification.

Posted by Phil Wolff on 12/17/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Oakland Has a Transparency Problem

The City is working on a thorough redesign of the site in cooperation with Code for America. No guarantees, but hopefully it will be easier to find what's published. And much easier for those who need to publish and notify to do so.

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Posted by Phil Wolff on 05/07/2015 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Notes from the Campaign Trail: The Best and Worst of the Oakland Mayoral Campaigns

For fresh (and illustrated) data on the campaign's fundraising, see

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Posted by Phil Wolff on 09/22/2014 at 11:07 AM

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