Budget Crisis in Oakland
I think this post at A Better Oakland, sort of demonstrates the point I was trying to make here. I just don’t think there is any way to characterize any solution to the budget crisis in Oakland as “win-win.” My point in that post was that difficult decisions are difficult– they create losers. And I just don’t see Rebecca Kaplan making those tough decisions in any of her political history. Jean Quan was at least willing to put cuts on the table, whether or not I agree with them. If they win, I hope I am wrong about their abilities, but I am not optimistic.