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For the homeless,
group tops housing
Re. “East Bay homeless camp faces closure, but revenue to help residents is trapped in limbo,” Sept. 15:
Rydin Street is, primarily, a functioning group — 80% who are area people — that considers their RVs their households and who would be ideal served by remaining situated on a parcel of land they could reside on.
Challenges continue being, but the resort room/shelter remedy doesn’t function it rips them from their home (the RV), their animals (a link that only doggy proprietors comprehend), and their spouse. Immediately after their time allotment, they conclusion up on the avenue in a tent. The “Community First” (RVs in neighborhood) instead than “Housing First” model (unavailable) is a lot more probable to succeed.
The elephant in the place is ineptitude the $12 billion in condition money put in on homelessness draws focus to the bottom line: the dollars invested in holding the issue rather than resolving it. This phone calls for a main forensic accounting and investigative journalism outing the greed and corruption, as perfectly as the bureaucratic ineptitude.
Give Alfred Twu
opportunity to find out job
In your paper Sept. 11, you endorsed Joel Young for the at-large seat on the AC Transit board (“Three can guide AC Transit previous financial woes,” Webpage 8). Please reconsider.
You cite he is far more experienced than his opponent, Alfred Twu. You skim around Young’s unethical behavior of which you manufactured a point in his previous two elections. If he has expressed any remorse for his unethical steps, it is only a short while ago.
You say his opponent, Alfred Twu, is not as common with the district’s fiscal picture. How acquainted was Joel Young when he initial took business office? I would hope that in the intervening 12 years he has figured out one thing about the district. I believe that more than time Mr. Twu will be as acquainted with the finances.
Procedures of road use
to bicyclists also
A short while ago a automobile driver ran about a bicycle in Oakland through a Friday night time experience of the East Bay Bicycle Social gathering. The bicycle owner jumped off of his bike right before the driver hit it and was not hurt himself.
East Bay Bicycle Party is a month-to-month function that celebrates biking, which I assume is a excellent strategy. But we have rules of the road, for a good explanation, where you generate on your side of the avenue and I generate on mine.
East Bay Bicycle Social gathering contributors swarm the full roadway, numerous of whom intentionally tactic car or truck motorists in a threatening manner. This is a passive-intense sort of bullying. If the cyclists had stayed on their side of the highway, this would have by no means happened.
Respect is a two-way street, a concept that Stroll Bicycle Berkeley participants seem to be to have neglected.
Vote for leaders who
have climate solutions
Re. “Can California definitely rework its electric power grid to be totally environmentally friendly?” Page A9, Sept. 11:
I recognize Dan Walters’ cautionary words about the challenges we encounter in achieving California’s climate targets. We have to have to know in which all the bottlenecks are so that they can be tackled. Citing jobs that took longer than expected to full or get underway, Walters questions irrespective of whether the condition authorities is up to this job.
On the other hand, the condition government is not an immutable entity, but somewhat, it is built up of folks whom we elect. In this election time, we, the voters, must inquire all candidates on the ballot how they plan to update the grid and maximize its resilience, expand battery storage, expand community transportation, and maximize conservation and electricity efficiency? How will they function with other people to coordinate the reaction to the difficulties forward?
Meeting our climate plans is a elaborate and hard endeavor. Let’s vote for political leaders who fully grasp the challenges and can articulate concrete, implementable and measurable alternatives.
Abide by the income
to repay bank loan personal debt
President Biden’s program to forgive pupil financial loans is an insult to every human being who worked and saved to pay back for their education and learning, gained scholarships or did govt support to make academic advantages.
The option to “repaying” the large federal government debt is to “follow the cash.” Just after the student got the bank loan, wherever did the income go: the college or university, university, trade school, online school or unaccredited college. As an alternative of forgiving the mortgage and passing the stress onto all the taxpayers, call for the final receiver of the loaned income to return it to the federal government. You marketed a faulty product, your item wasn’t value the dollars. You misled the students about the worth of your solution. The pupils did not get a high quality education such that they could get a career and pay back back the bank loan.
Possibly our higher education technique would boost if there was extra money accountability. Follow the cash.