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Oakland's 6-minute visual presentation on the glories of the coming mass displacement
Music has been added to the video to make it even that much more fun to watch.
The original West Oakland Specific Plan (WOSP) video was silent -- perhaps for planning staff to speak over as they promote swinging the city's doors wide open to developers, current residents be damned (http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/ceda/documents/agenda/oak038755.wmv 1gb). God knows what they say behind closed doors.
Audio added starts with a clip from The Coup's "Fat Cats, Bigga Fish" (Genocide & Juice), proceeds into the Imperial Death March from some 1970s science fiction movie, and ends with the first few minutes of "Underdogs" (Steal This Album), also from The Coup.
The sometimes-jerky video is 3D-modeling developer eye-candy produced by the City of Oakland, paid for by a 2010 $2 million federal grant through the TIGER II Planning Grant program, jointly administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to support a coordinated planning effort for two adjoining redevelopment areas: the Oakland Army Base Redevelopment Area (OARB) and the West Oakland Redevelopment Area (West Oakland). http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/PBN/OurOrganization/PlanningZoning/OAK028334
See https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/04/21/18754580.php for more information.