I haven’t written anything in a while–been busy. Lately, out of country. Needless to say I’m still on the ‘rim of fire’ just another section in a nation known as Peru.
Oakland: it’s time to organize a TAX REVOLT.
No new property taxes. Say hell no. Oakland Citizens Union baby.
Shakin’ reminder: After a major earthquake, I and you do NOT want to remain in Oakland. It will be a terrible place to be if water and power are both out for much more than 36 hours.
Why, besides ordinary criminals and no out-of-town police reporting to work, would you leave Oakland after the big one? The vast underclass of hooked-on-drugs homeless, underemployed(?) and transients we have in Oakland.
Think of the next 7.0+ east bay quake as our version of the Incas meeting the Spanish in 1534, with modern civil society American-style being the Incas. (though it’s a lame comparison in many ways!)
That’s it for today’s hyperbole. Take care out there. Back to urban planning themes (and some politics/crime gab) in future installments.