Robert Hope 
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Re: “Oakland’s Flatlands Residents Grill Mayor and City Council Over Illegal Dumping

That's a new one. Calling for self and community responsibility is now being labeled as a bigot or racist.

The dumping issue is attributed to not giving two $@*$ about someone else's neighborhood because they don't want to spend the $$ to dump it correctly.

All other excuses is per conjecture.

Posted by Robert Hope on 04/17/2018 at 11:26 PM

Re: “County Tax Measure Would Fund Child Care

Being in Oakland we have one of the highest sales and property taxes but yet the beast craves more.

Posted by Robert Hope on 03/22/2018 at 12:25 PM

Re: “June Ballot Measure Seeks to Shame Warriors’ Owners and San Francisco Officials

What a waste of time and money to get this included in the election.

I'm sure the owners are going to be so ashamed. /s

Posted by Robert Hope on 03/19/2018 at 12:29 PM

Re: “One Oakland Cop Was Fired and Another Was Put on Leave After Their Guns Were Used by Civilians

Sadly, many of the gun laws written in CA tend to have LEO carve out (e.g. exemption). LEO's are just like other citizens and should the same rights. The notion that LEO's are somewhat safer or are more prudent is laughable at best.

Posted by Robert Hope on 03/12/2018 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Libby Schaaf's Moment

1) ILLEGAL immigrants are not welcomed. I fail to see how people who choose to lie, cheat, and steal from the system are somehow people we want to reward.

2) Ask yourself, what positive change has happened for Oakland in the last 4 years. To me, you could have just left Quan or Dellums in and it would be the same thing. Homeless increased. Crime increased in. Sexual misconducts? Housing? Safer streets?

No, this is not the person you want because she happened to make one small gesture.

Posted by Robert Hope on 03/12/2018 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Permanently Temporary

Notary, why would former employees receive back pay if they left! It's like saying that people who leave their employer before bonus time should still get their bonuses. That rarely ever happens. If you leave before the time it was negotiated and paid out, you're out of luck.

Also, why does OPD have a lot of over time? Could it be because they're short staffed and the fact that the city of Oakland should have way more officers than are currently here. I'm no OPD fan but the fact of the matter is Oakland is not a safe place. Crime has gone up in a lot of categories and the department has been mismanaged for a LONG time. The cost to provide these services are going to stay high till there's a tipping where the city implodes or gets taken over by the state.

Posted by Robert Hope on 03/12/2018 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Monday's Briefing: Uber/Lyft Drivers Net Just $8.55 an Hour; 48% Percent of Bay Area Residents Back Schaaf on ICE

I think you're misinformed or willfully ignoring what is actually happening. 1) Those ride share companies DO provide insurance when you turn on the platform. They do have a high deductible ($1K) but it is provided. 2) Gas/maintenance is incurred by the driver as you mentioned but the trade off is super flexible hours for the driver since they are contractors 3) Background checks are done at the state and federal level.

Also, the study's author has acknowledge that their assumptions were not accurate and has said that they would revise their model based on better data.

Posted by Robert Hope on 03/06/2018 at 10:15 AM

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