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TRASH TALK: Phil Tagami’s Conflicts of Interest Could Jeopardize Trash Deal

Army Base master developer and city agent Phil Tagami has a long-term relationship with the City of Oakland that creates a conflict of interest that could possibly influence turning over base property to build the [...]
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TRASH TALK: We Will Not Roll Over, Say Councilmembers

City Councilmembers are unwavering in the face of what they consider to be the bullying and intimidation tactics of Waste Management (WM), a nationwide trash collection company that lost the City’s $1 billion trash and [...]
A petition gatherer sitting in front of  Oaklands Walmart on Hegenberger Rd.  Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

TRASH TALK: Oaklanders Say Petition Gatherers “Lie, Bully and Harass” Petitioners resort to anti-immigrant racism

Pam Drake, director of the Lakeshore Business Improvement District, was in her office last week when she ran afoul of Waste Management’s signature gatherers. She went outside to see for herself when she heard there [...]
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Waste Management Goes Grassroots to Overturn Garbage Deal The corporation is funding the referendum, calling itself “Oakland Residents for a Clean City”

Oakland residents may have thought that the city’s acrimonious trash debates were over last month when the City Council ousted Texas-based Waste Management corporation that has had a lock on the billion-dollar garbage contract for [...]
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Commentary: Siegel Is Mayoral Candidate Best Suited to Make Needed Changes

This series has been an attempt to only compare the mayoral candidates’ positions on crime policy . But policy concerns are rarely independent from each other.To reasonably apportion your votes in our rank choice voting [...]