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Oakland Mayors Office Up To Dirty Tricks
by Lynda Carson (lyndacarson [at] excite.com)
Monday Jun 11th, 2001 3:16 PM
Oaklands Mayors Office Is Up To Dirty Tricks. The S.F. IMC Lead Story Has Received Attention From The Oakland Mayors Office.
Oakland Ca--Oaklands Mayors Office is up to dirty tricks. The S.F. IMC lead story has got the attention of Oaklands Mayors Office. In the comment section of the lead story of the S.F.IMC
"Oakland City Council Meetings Heat Up" with a photo of Jerry Brown and Robert Bobb, you will find a comment from Jim Smarler. That same exact comment may also be found on the Message Boards of Just Cause Oakland, also posted by Jim Smarler. Jim Smarler has been a very busy fellow, but that is not his real name.

Keep reading and you will find 2 postings below also on the
Just Cause Oakland Message Boards. Both posted by Jim Smarler, but one of the messages is signed by JUSTIN.

Jim Smarler is the alias used by Justin Horner a staffer of the Oakland Mayors Office. Justin Horner aka Jim Smarler,
may be found at the:

Office Of The Mayor/City Of Oakland
Justin Tierney Horner 510/ 238-7257

Is it legal for the Mayors Office to hide behind the alias Jim Smarler as it communicates with others at Just Cause Oakland or on the S.F. IMC? Does the Mayor condone these actions?


Click below for story"Oaklanders Support Wilson Riles Jr. For Mayor" at Just Cause Oakland Message Board dated 6/3/01. There are 3 replies, and 2 postings/replies are listed as from Jim Smarler, but Smarler slipped and signed his real name on one of the postings as JUSTIN.

See the reply dated 6/4/01 (Time 17:26).
Posted by Jim Smarler, but signed by Justin.
Jim Smarler and Justin Horner of the Mayors Office in Oakland are one and the same.

Click below for "Oaklanders Support Wilson Riles Jr For Mayor" and it's replies... Look for "JUSTIN"

http://www.justcauseoakland.org/phorum/read.php?f=4&i=292&t=292
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 "Oaklanders" Support
Author: JimSmarler (host hidden)
Date:   06-04-2001 12:43
I suppose more than one Oaklander is technically "Oaklanders."

Haven't heard a peep about his campaign since I read the teeny-tiny article on page 7 or so of the Oakland Tribune (nothing in the Chronicle).

Oh, boy...

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 RE: "Oaklanders" Support
Author: JimSmarler (host hidden)
Date:   06-04-2001 17:26
Oh, also, if 65% of people geeting evicted are people of color, then that means, that WHITES are disproportionately evicted in Oakland (people of color make up more than 65% of Oakland's population).

The stat you really want to use is the eviction rate for African Americans which is, as we say, "hella" higher than their proportion of our City's population. That's the issue.

Latino and Asian eviction rates are, according to EBHO's data, below their percentages in the population.

In either case, a whole lot of people--of all colors--are being evicted.

Just a few thoughts...

Justin

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 RE: "Oaklanders" Support
Author: Skippy (host hidden)
Date:   06-04-2001 17:52
Actually Jim,

The numbers of evictions in Oakland have dropped tremendously. There were approximately 7,400 evictions in 1996, and less than 4,100 in 2000. That's a 40% decrease.

However, there has been a tremendous increase in people complaining of being displaced. My guess is this is due to the difficulty in finding a place to rent after being evicted.

However, this trend is also changing. Look at your classifieds and you'll see that the vacancy rate is increasing, and rents are dropping.

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