When I served as Economic Advisor to Mayor Elihu Harris, the last thing I had time to do, and never took time to do, was comb the Internet looking for negative information about my boss. I especially didn't do this on City of Oakland time. What I did was meet with constituents, building developers, attend and run meetings, do research on and create ideas for development projects and meet with the press.
I not only never had time to sit down at the computer to fire off hot emails at immagined "ememies of the mayor," I never used City of Oakland taxpayer money to do it.
But that's certainly not true for some of Jerry Brown's staff. ' Every time they've visited the Oakland Focus site and attempted to leave a comment, my traffic recording system noted their IP adress and location: "City of Oakland." I was able to match that with the time and location of the comment. And in one case, a staffer emailed me because Jerry himself was picking on her as the supposed "leaker" of information.
All of this on City time.
Folks, this is what your taxpayer dollars are going to. It's not fighting crime around Lake Merritt, it's witch-hunts conducted by your Mayor, Jerry Brown.
Geez, no wonder we've got problems.
It also tells me that the Mayor's Office of Jerry Brown considers me a threat.