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  •  $300,000 - $400,000........ (0+ / 0-)

    Sobering........

    What do you suppose the dialogue could have been like if the Quan administration had thought outside of box, something like.....

    "Hey Occupy Oakland, we're thinking of using $400,000 of city money to clear you out of the park but before we do that we want to give you an opportunity to tell us how you think it could be put to use for the residents of the city.  We'll give you 48 hours and then meet with you right here at Ogawa Plaza, have media here and we'll review your ideas and see how we can work together to make Oakland a better place."

    Now THAT would have been leadership.........

    I've got my spine, I've got my (DKos) orange crush, we are agents of the free.....R.E.M.

    by FlamingoGrrl on Mon Nov 14, 2011 at 09:48:23 AM PST

    •  and waht would that have accomplished? (0+ / 0-)

      Spending $400k on a few projects?  Then what?  We need to shut down business before we get action.  People must feel the pain before they look for a real solution.  If enough cops are busy and can't take care of other emergencies, then the focus is where it needs to be.  Shut down private business and put maximum wage caps in place.  No other way to get wealth back down to the people.

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