SF’s Loss Was Oakland’s Gain in Bloomberg Pandemic Population Move Study, Which Brings Up Race


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SF’s Loss Was Oakland’s Gain in Bloomberg Pandemic Population Movement Study, Which Brings Up Race

The Bloomberg Pandemic Population Movement Study was presented via a tweet on Twitter, and the video above looks at the interactive map and what it reports about the San Francisco Bay Area. A summary of the findings:

1. By map count, about 100,000 people have left San Francisco, a dramatic population drop to happen in a short period of time.
2. The vast majority of people moved to central California cities, like Frenso.
3. Another 6,000 moved to the Los Angeles basin region.
4. Another 20,000 moved to the East Bay, paced by Oakland and Berkeley.

This gets to my point about Oakland. It is quite clear that a lot of people from San Francisco have been literally dumped on Oakland. This will cause a major cultural shift, because San Francisco resident demographics tend to be mostly white, then Asian – only about 5 percent are African American.

The question is will this new population dump continue the gentrification pressures that, combined with our shortage of affordable housing, forced the giant homeless problem we have, right now?

The best current quick fix is for the Oakland Rent Board to be empowered to better respond to illegal eviction attempts. One organization, Madison Park, was noted as being a possible violator of Oakland’s eviction moratorium laws. What would Madison Park REIT, who’s CEO is my long-time friend John Protopappas, gain from such an action, if that was the case? Well, opening housing units to this new demand market. But it’s wrong to throw people out of their homes for such a reason. In defense of John, he told one publication that’s not what he was trying to do:

Madison Park declined an interview request from NBC Bay Area but said through an attorney that the company sent the 15-day pay or quit notices in compliance with California’s statewide eviction moratorium that took effect in September.

“These are notices that were issued in compliance with AB 3088,” Attorney Servando Sandoval said.

“Madison had no intention of pursuing any eviction for non-payment of rent. Madison was simply issuing the 15-Day Notices to meet the requirements of AB 3088.”

The city’s data shows eviction notices spiked across the city after AB 3088 went into effect last September.

Between April 1 and August 31 of last year, landlords served 132 eviction notices for failure to pay rent. But in the three months that followed the passage of that new state law, landlords served 350 eviction notices for failure to pay rent.

However, Oakland City Attorney’s Office says the statewide moratorium has very little impact on Oakland’s much stronger eviction protections, and tenant attorneys say they believe the Madison Park notices are inaccurate and misleading.


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