Skip to comments.Oakland council can't control meetings
Posted on 09/21/2012 11:09:07 PM PDT by SmithL
The Oakland City Council can no longer control its own meetings.
When trouble erupted on Tuesday - at the first council meeting after a six-week recess - there was hardly an attempt to stop it.
"I'm going to have this council chamber cleared in a second," warned council President Larry Reid, speaking over shouts, jeers and obscenities. "You watch. Watch me. Watch me."
They did watch. They watched Reid adjourn the meeting and walk out. The protesters stayed.
This has been coming for some time. Tuesday was just the tipping point, but it sent a clear message to anyone who witnessed it.
The Oakland City Council no longer controls its own house, the mob does.
For years, city officials have stretched or bent the rules to accommodate every person who stepped to the podium to the point that the rules no longer have any meaning and the council no authority. It's the council's leniency that created the problem.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Can’t we all just get along...
Oakland’s looking more and more like Zimbabwe all the time.
When Oakland goes bankrupt.....
What Crap Lies will they tell?
what Moronic Excuses will they Give?
how many Billions will Taxpayers flush down the Oakland Sewer?
Why do you think Cops Carry BillyClubs?....To soften the Skulls of the MOB.!!!
The Liberals are the MOB, the Parasites are the MOB....
Ann Coulter is right on the money in Her Book.....
The Left is the MOB.
Meet your Oakland leaders...
Liberal nirvana - not one white male to oppress the “communities”.
This is why they usually employ jack-boot thugs, I guess that’s the next step
Does Rebecca Kaplan know Chaz Bono? Seperated at birth? Will she receive an Addadicktome soon? Oakland let 40,000 inmates go free just to fill the Raiders Stadium! Have you seen that crowd? Pirates of the Carribian seems tame to these moroons.
Somebody had posted a story about ayear ago where the current (black) administration of a city was fighting with (white) retired municipal workers over their retirement packages; the retirees were basically consuming so much of the city’s current revenues there was little left to spend on anything else. It was a disgrace; places like that can never draw new taxpayers (individual or corporate) because they will simply be funding the retirees, rather than current services (which become non-existent). NJ is seeing this in many towns; there are limited funds available for today’s needs because of the burden of paying people who retired 20 years ago. An acquaintance just retired from the police force at 46 years old (he had finished 25 years); my town will be paying him for another 30. In 10-15 years, when there are no more Americans living in this town, our replacements will be scratching their heads wondering about this massive item in their budget. “Que es esto?”
This has to be a printer error. “Strong Mayor form of government”?
I don’t know ... this is San Fransicko area ... they all might be shims.
Maybe if the state department sent an ambassador into Oakland, they might be satisfied by killing him.
What a, umm, diverse looking group running that place. When diversity is valued over competency this is what happens. White males need not apply.
“Strong mayor “ means a mayor runs things instead of a city council. Rule by committee seldom works.
Same thing in Houston...
Except we have a lesbian for Mayor...But a libtard, just the same...
We still have a civil counsel chamber though...For now...
I had my micropohne cut off just once at a meeting one time...So after I saw that they did this, I never once utterd an uncivil thing in that chamber that day, but when my voice lost its amplification, I dropped an octave, and utilized my natural command voice and completed my statement very eloquently...
Since then, I never finish my addresses in front of that podium anymore to that body...They get my message loud and clear!!!