John Arthur Jones III Blasts Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Forgot Oakland City Council Exists

John Arthur Jones III Blasts Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Forgot Oakland City Council Exists

John Arthur Jones III Blasts Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Forgot Oakland City Council Exists
From YouTube Channel: December 19, 2020 at 02:13PM

ONN – John Arthur Jones III Blasts Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Forgot Oakland City Council Exists

On Facebook, John Arthur Jones posted this missive about The Mayor of Oakland:

The current Mayor of Oakland is absolutely the worse in our history. The absolute lack of leadership (especially under COVID) is glaringly evident.
My Beloved Hometown has been in the toilet ever since she was inaugurated and it blows my mind the media gives her a pass.
EVERY thing in Oakland has not only gotten worse- there is NO evidence that she even cares enough about what is happening in this city she loves to say she was born in.
There is a saying in organizing spaces- “No permanent friends, no permanent enemies”. The lack of leadership- especially when it concerns Black people- convinces me that her lack of leadership is an enemy to the real needs of the People.

The thing is, it’s hard not to disagree with John. Under Libby, the homeless problem has worsened, and the divide between haves and have nots has increased – and that was before the Pandemic. Now, we have business, after business, closed due to sheltering-without-compensation policies, and to no one’s surprise, many are close to permanent closure. Some have closed for good, already.

But, he forgot to blame the Oakland City Council, too.

The Oakland City Council has presided over the same civic change John blasts the Mayor for. Meanwhile, the policies and legislation taken up do not meet the immediacy of the moment. Take the Natural Gas Ban. Why now? Why force Oakland residents to pay higher energy costs? Why not exempt affordable housing and thus incentivize its construction?

The whole Oakland Government is the problem, and not just the Mayor. And so we have to improve the entire system. But that takes time. We have to work together to do better.

As for the media, John should remember that there’s a media he can call on that’s black owned – like what I run, here.

Call on us.

Stay tuned.

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