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When demorats are in charge: Oakland raked in $9M in new fees for affordable housing; ZERO units broken ground

People often compare the government to the Mafia in that the mobs make a profit. I’d add that the Mafia actually accomplish REAL goals.

In April 2016 the Oakland City Council approved a new affordable housing impact fee to address rapidly rising rents in the city.

KQED reported at the time that, “The new ordinance permits the city to charge developers who want to build market-rate housing a one-time fee intended to help fund subsidized affordable housing. Though the impact fee is the first action the council has taken to directly address the city’s affordable housing shortage, the city administrator’s office expects it will only fund about 600 new affordable units over the next 10 years.”

Fast forward to 2019 and guess how many “affordable units” have been built?

The answer: A BIG FAT ZERO!

From SF Gate:

“In 2016, Oakland passed a fee on new residential developments that was supposed to raise $65 million over 10 years for affordable housing, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. However, three years later, just under $9 million in fees have been collected — and zero new affordable housing units funded by the fees have broken ground.

Some officials estimate that the city should have collected close to $20 million into its impact fee fund by now. So where is all the money? The city recently hired an auditor to investigate.

“We have been asking these questions for a year and not getting answers — so we don’t know if it is a failure to collect, being expended improperly or if the fund(s) are sitting somewhere, but not being tracked,” Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan told the Chronicle.

Mayor Libby Schaaf set a goal in 2016 to build 17,000 new homes, both affordable and market rate, by 2024 — with about 28 percent being affordable. By the end of last year, only about 8 percent of new units built were affordable.

As of now, Oakland has distributed about $4.8 million of the funds from the 2016 program to three affordable housing projects. Construction has yet to begin on any of these projects.

This is no surprise considering that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (a demorat) works harder to ensure that criminal illegal aliens have more protections and representation than citizens.

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Rep. Karen Bass (CA) says house open to impeaching President Trump again if he wins 2020

This womyn represents Culver City and parts of Los Angeles – the place where the homeless death rate has jumped by more than a third.

Instead of focusing on her sh*thole community, the congresswomen is – of course – intent on focusing on her TDS.

Hopefully demorats are in for a big surprise in 2020.

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Keep your kids far, far away from Lakers games: Obese singer Lizzo twerks in a thong at Staples Center

I’ve told you about the rapper/singer Lizzo before. She’s an obese woman who is promoted in fashion magazines in the name of “inclusivity.”

She admits to being fat yet loves that “insecurity.”

Of course she makes no mention of the health tolls and costs that go along with that “insecurity.”

Turns out not only is she fat, she has a FOUL mouth and loves showing off her fat butt in public.

The singer was recently at a Lakers game and gave the audience a full view of her insecurities.

Videos are NSFW.

Girl, no one at a basketball game with their child wants to see that. What a narcissist she is.

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Gun-controlled California: Suspects linked to Orinda Halloween gang-related shooting were prohibited possessors

Dones and Johnson: Not worried about the safety of CA citizens/AP photos

Last Halloween a shooting took place at an Airbnb rental in Orinda, CA. Five people were shot and killed. The party had been advertised on social media. Many of the guests in attendance were rival gang members.

Just earlier in October Governor Newsom signed 15 MORE gun control laws “aimed at strengthening gun control and the gun violence restraining order program.”

According to Gov. Newsom, “California is once again leading the nation in passing meaningful gun safety reforms.”

ABC 10 reported at the time that former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, co-founder of Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence said, “The legislative package Governor Newsom signed today will help make California safer for all who call it home.”

Guess two felons in possession of handguns missed the memo about keeping California safer.

SF Gate reports that two suspects associated with the Orinda shooting – Domico Dones and Frederick Johnson – were arrested and charged with felon in possession of a handgun with a laser scope and ammunition (Dones) and similar charges for Johnson (who also faced an additional charge of child endangerment).

Agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives linked a gun used in the shooting in Orinda to other shootings in the Bay Area. More from the SF Gate report:

“It wasn’t clear whether Dones and Johnson were at the unsanctioned Oct. 31 party at an Airbnb rental house in Orinda. Authorities said they couldn’t discuss how their arrests relate to the shooting investigation because it remains active.

Dones and Johnson were not among five people who were arrested last week in connection with the shooting. Four of them were then released after Contra Costa county prosecutors said they didn’t have enough evidence to file charges.

The East Bay Times reports the fifth suspect remain held on an unrelated probation violation.

The ATF is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to arrests or convictions in the case.

Rival gang members and people armed with guns were among the more than 100 people who were at the party that was promoted on social media as an “Airbnb mansion party,” authorities said. Investigators said they believe an altercation that started in the kitchen led to gunfire and that there were multiple shooters.”

Read their whole story here.

Demorats will never admit one obvious truth:

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How can this be happening? Multiple high-profile shootings in California during past month

California has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. This includes age restrictions, gun registration, limit on ammunition purchases and red flag laws.

Just last month Governor Newsom just signed into law an additional 15 new gun control laws. He said at the time: “Gun violence is an epidemic in this country, one that’s been inflamed by the inaction of politicians in Washington. While Washington has refused to act on even the most basic gun safety reforms, California is once again leading the nation in passing meaningful gun safety reforms.”

How’s that gun control working in California? Here’s some latest headlines from California:

Police search for suspects in California shooting, 4 killed & 6 wounded
Suspected gunman, 16, in California high school shooting dies in hospital
Father’s murder-suicide leaves mother, three children dead, police say
5 arrested in connection with deadly shooting at Airbnb Halloween party

Here’s the thing gun-grabbing politicians will NEVER learn: You can never create enough gun control laws that will stop people intent on committing criminal actions.

Unfortunately this idea is not entertained by the politicians. They are only intent on their ultimate goal: gun confiscation.

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Son of Weather Underground terrorists, Chesa Boudin, wins SF DA race

Chesa Boudin, 39, is the son of Weather Underground terrorists Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert who were arrested for their role as getaway car drivers in the Brink’s robbery of 1981 in Rockland County, New York.

After his parents were incarcerated (when he was 14 months old) fellow Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn adopted Chesa.

According to WFMZ, Chesa won San Francisco’s tightly contested race for district attorney after campaigning to reform the criminal justice system. Excerpts from their report:

“The former deputy public defender declared victory Saturday night after four days of ballot counting determined he was ahead of interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus. The latest results from the San Francisco Department of Elections gave Boudin a lead of 8,465 votes.

Boudin, 39, became the latest candidate across the nation to win district attorney elections by pushing for sweeping reform over incarceration. He said he wants to tackle racial bias in the criminal justice system, overhaul the bail system, protect immigrants from deportation and pursue accountability in police misconduct cases.

Boudin entered the race as an underdog and captured voters’ attention with his extraordinary life story: He was 14 months old when his parents, who were members of the far-left Weather Underground, dropped him off with a babysitter and took part in an armored car robbery in upstate New York that left two police officers and a security guard dead.

He was raised in Chicago by Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn before studying law at Yale University. He later won a Rhodes Scholarship and worked as a translator for Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez before coming to San Francisco.”

Read the whole story here.

Some of Chesa’s issues as described on his DA campaign web site:

Stand up to Trump Immigration: The Trump administration has waged a savage and xenophobic war on immigrants, tearing families apart, undermining trust in law enforcement, and exposing hundreds of thousands of people to brutal and inhumane conditions in immigrant detention facilities across the country, including right here in Northern California. Though San Francisco is a sanctuary city, many members of our community face a litany of threats here We must protect all members of our community from these attacks.

Reduce Gun Violence: As District Attorney, Chesa Boudin will take a multi-faceted approach to reducing the gun violence that continues to plague San Francisco’s black and brown communities. Specifically, Boudin will combine rigorous enforcement of existing gun laws with community partnerships, and gun buy backs to address gun violence from a public health perspective, and to prevent gun violence before it happens.

Eliminate Money Bail: As District Attorney, he vows never to ask for money bail that is tantamount to detention and will only ever seek detention of those defendants who present a serious risk of flight or danger to the community, and for whom there are no less restrictive alternatives.

Read his more at his web site here.

If you truly believe that Chesa is going to bring about any substantive change to the streets of San Francisco, well good for you and your optimism. You obviously don’t know enough about this toxic, Soros-supported “radical spawn.”

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Organization dedicated to preserving our environment creating mural of teen climate change activist in San Francisco

OneAtmosphere.org claims on their web site they are “dedicated to preserving our environment.”

So much so they are going to help clean up the streets of San Francisco covered in urine and feces, garbage and drug needles.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeell, not exactly.

They’re going to paint a mural of teen activist Greta Thunberg. Because that will solve all of our world’s environmental problems – or something.

According to CNN, it’s exactly what is needed to “make anyone stop and consider their environmental impact.”

CNN claims the mural of Greta is “gazing straight into our souls.”

The artist behind the mural is doing it because, “we’re pretty much at the beginning of our extinction, so if we don’t do anything right now, it’s going to be too late.”

Quick everyone, grab your paint brushes and get to San Francisco to save our extinction! STAT!!!

Read the whole CNN story here.

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How’d you like to run into this when taking out the garbage?

Yikes!

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Demorat-run Los Angeles County: Homeless death rate jumps by more than a third

The street of LA…

This will not surprise anyone who has followed the homeless crisis news of progressive-run cities (LA, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, New York, etc.).

These cities spend BILLIONS trying to “solve” a problem they help to create. Yet they do NOTHING to actually help people in crisis situations and the law-abiding citizens who have to maneuver through feces, drug needles and criminals everyday on the streets. For example:

Liberal utopia of California: Business owners confront naked junkies and streets covered in feces, urine and syringes
Drugs, needles, feces and rats, oh my! Experience cocktails at a San Francisco bar while rats crawl around you
Failed city of Seattle: Police response to business owner whose customer was assaulted by homeless criminal, “you’re pretty far down the line, pal”
Insanity in Seattle: Homeless man attempts to kidnap child. Guess how many previous arrests/convictions he has…
Homeless Portland man receives probation & mental health/drug treatment at his 68th conviction

Last Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a that between 2013 and 2018 the number of homeless deaths doubled from 536 to 1,047. The overall death rate, which takes into account increases in the total homeless population in the area, was up by over a third in that same period.

Homeless in Los Angeles

From Fox News: “Put simply, being homeless in LA County is becoming increasingly deadly,” the report’s authors noted.”

Alcohol overdoses were the main culprit of deaths (27%) and the overdose death rate for homeless individuals was 26 times higher than among the general population.

Bureaucrats offered their concerns:

“This report is tragic, and reflects a true state of emergency on the streets of our community,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, one of the co-authors of the motion. “It is unconscionable and inhumane for society to continue to turn a blind eye to this plight.”

“This alarming increase in homeless deaths requires immediate action to improve the care for our most vulnerable populations,” Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “As we work hard to secure housing for those experiencing homelessness, we have a civic and moral obligation to prevent unnecessary suffering and death.”

Gov. Newsom’s recent budget includes allocating $2.4 BILLION to address homelessness through building shelters, offering rental assistance and converting hotels/motels into housing.

Read the whole story here.

I searched through Gov. Newsom’s press releases to see if he had any response to this devastating report. He did not.

LA Mayor Garcetti/LA Times photo

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s most recent press release (before this report came out) touted how they have built more shelters. It didn’t address treatment for alcohol, drugs or mental illness.

I’m not holding my breath that any concrete progress will be made to address the real problems in Los Angeles County.

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Bye, bye, bye: Read demorat Katie Hill’s resignation letter

She blames her abusive husband and “political operatives.”


Read about Katie’s road to former Congresswoman here.

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