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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Neighborhood Summit

The City of Oakland's Neighborhood Services is organizing a neighborhood summit set for Saturday May 31, 2008. They are calling it "My Block, My Neighborhood, My Responsibility." This would be fine if OPD responded to calls for service and the city of Oakland responded to complaints of blight and other municipal code violations. The fact that they don't and that they are pushing more responsibilities onto taxpayers while more than 1000 city employees take home more than $100,000 in salary is pretty troubling. What are we paying for?

The event will be held at Laney College, 200 Fallon Street, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. It will include sessions on gang intervention, self defense, disaster preparedness, youth-led workshops and OPD area breakout sessions.

The event advertises:

• Free Breakfast & Lunch

• Free Child Care

• Free Parking

• Free Workshop

Of course these items are not free at all, they come out of property taxes that are paid twice a year by homeowners.

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