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Why the town would possibly close down this odd housing answer

Why the town would possibly close down this odd housing answer

Politics
In the back of a tall, red fence on a vacant lot in West Oakland, Adam Garrett-Clark is working a housing experiment. A couple of half-dozen individuals who don’t wish to or can’t come up with the money for a conventional condominium are living right here as a substitute, in trailers and RVs equipped with solar energy, scorching water and many of the different comforts of house. The bohemian area looks as if a pass between a trailer park and a contented group lawn — colourful and stuffed with crops, with an open-air bathe, a conveyable bathroom, a grill and a fireplace pit encircled by way of deck chairs. Garrett-Clark rentals the tenth Boulevard lot, and citizens pay $600 a month — smartly under the $1,950 average cost of a one-bedroom condominium within the town. However RV communitie...
Newark faculty board being investigated over ‘ordinary’ hiring

Newark faculty board being investigated over ‘ordinary’ hiring

Politics
NEWARK — The Truthful Political Practices Fee is investigating a criticism alleging the Newark faculty board violated warfare of hobby regulation when it employed one in every of its individuals to be an govt assistant to the superintendent, in step with state data got through this information group. The investigation is bringing extra public scrutiny to a district that lately voted to close two schools on account of declining enrollment and price range troubles, and which has a history of legal issues, from time to time wayward leadership, and a up to date spate of turnover at high-level positions. Although Superintendent Mark Triplett mentioned a criticism towards the district concerning the hiring is “with out advantage,” critics of the district disagree and say there hasn’t been com...