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Michele Byrd Fired By City Of Oakland Over News Interview On Rental Evictions

Michele Byrd Fired By City Of Oakland Over News Interview On Rental Evictions

In a story broke at Zennie62 on Twitter, The City of Oakland fired Housing and Community Development Director Michelle Byrd over an interview she gave to a news organization regarding the Oakland Rent Board and claims that she was not enforcing the city’s laws against illegal evictions.

The news came from an irate City of Oakland staff member who said that “no one in the City saw this coming. The news organization targeted her, even though it wasn’t her fault. They (the City Administration and the Mayor of Oakland) made her take the fall (for their jobs).”

The City Of Oakland Staffer I talked to didn’t know why Byrd agreed to talk to the news organization “We all wondered why someone didn’t talk to her about what to say.”

Indeed, in the City of Oakland’s “Strong Mayor” system, the Mayor hires the City Administrator, who then is to make sure the Mayor’s initiatives are carried out. If anything, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf should have been out there front and center in this story. But, in this case, it looks like she allowed Byrd to “take the hit” for her.

It’s something, the Byrd firing, that has put the City of Oakland’s Housing and Community Development, and Economic Development, departments in a whirlwind of reformation that is to see a new leader come in who was with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Not The Oakland Housing Authority

Also, it was not the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) that was the focus of this report, as others wrongly reported, but the City of Oakland Department of Housing and Community Development. The OHA is ran by its executive director, Eric Johnson.

Also, the City of Oakland Staffer said that the person tabbed to replace her is white; Michelle Byrd is black.

Problem Goes Back To 2006, Before Byrd

The problem of the City of Oakland not enforcing illegal eviction laws goes back to 2006, and long before Michelle Byrd came to be Director, or for that matter Deputy Director. For the news organization to target Byrd was shameful – for the Mayor of Oakland or the City Adminsitrator to not back her was even worse.

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Results Of The 2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft Live On Zennie62 YouTube

Results Of The 2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft Live On Zennie62 YouTube

This is the 2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft Final. And this is after a long period of getting suggestions from viewers and matching those against the NFL Draft Board from Rick Serritella’s NFL Draft Bible – NFL Draft Scout “Big Board” of players they have ranked. Rick has been involved in the NFL Draft for the last 20 years (at least) and is one of the top active player evaluators.

Here are the final pics:

2019 NFL DRAFT ROUND 1
1- 1- 1
Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
1- 2- 2
San Francisco 49ers – Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
1- 3- 3
New York Jets – Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
1- 4- 4
Oakland Raiders – Montez Sweat, DE, Miss State
1- 5- 5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Devon White, LB, LSU
1- 6- 6
New York Giants – Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
1- 7- 7
Jacksonville Jaguars – Andre Dillard, OT, Washington
1- 8- 8
Detroit Lions – Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
1- 9- 9
Buffalo Bills – Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
1-10-10
Denver Broncos – Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
1-11-11
Cincinnati Bengals – Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan
1-12-12
Green Bay Packers – Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
1-13-13
Miami Dolphins – Clevin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
1-14-14
Atlanta Falcons – T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
1-15-15
Washington Redskins – Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
1-16-16
Carolina Panthers – Cody Ford, OG, Oklahoma
1-17-17
New York Giants from Cleveland Browns – DJ Metcalf, WR, Mississippi
1-18-18
Minnesota Vikings – Garrett Bradbury, C, NC State
1-19-19
Tennessee Titans – Darnell Savage, SS, Maryland
1-20-20
Pittsburgh Steelers – Deandre Baker, CB, Maryland
1-21-21
Seattle Seahawks – Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
1-22-22
Baltimore Ravens – A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi
1-23-23
Houston Texans – Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
1-24-24
Oakland Raiders from Chicago Bears – Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
1-25-25
Philadelphia Eagles – Jeffrey Simmons, DT, Miss State
1-26-26
Indianapolis Colts – Travon Mullen, CB, Clemson
1-27-27
Oakland Raiders from Dallas Cowboys – Jachai Polite, DE, Florida
1-28-28
Los Angeles Chargers – Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State
1-29-29
Kansas City Chiefs – Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
1-30-30
Green Bay Packers from New Orleans Saints – Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo
1-31-31
Los Angeles Rams – Greg Little, OT, Mississippi
1-32-32
New England Patriots – Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College

End of 2019 NFL Draft 1st Round.

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Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal OBOT, Oakland Global ITS Video

Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal OBOT ITS Promo Video.
This video explains both the Oakland Global Development and the Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal (OBOT) within it.

The video, a creation of both Insight Terminal Solutions (ITS) and California Capital Investment Group, shows the job creating advantage of Oakland Global OBOT, and how the creation of 150,000 square feet of space in the facility will take 14,000 trucks off the Oakland roads annually. Research shows that large trucks are the biggest contributor to black carbon emissions.

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Jerry Rice – SF 49ers and Oakland Raiders NFL Hall Of Famer’s Advice To Rookies

Jerry Rice – SF 49ers and Oakland Raiders NFL Hall Of Famer’s Advice To Rookies

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