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Oakland Economic Recovery Advisory Council Interim Report Shows Major Problem: Analysis Paralysis

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Oakland Economic Recovery Advisory Council Report Shows City Doesn't Know How To Do Economic Development In 21st Century The Oakland Economic Recovery Advisory Council Report was released October 26th and to zero fanfare. No press conference. No major effort to tell Oaklanders. No billboard. And given its' contents, that may be a good thing. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf former the Oakland Economic Recovery Advisory Council in response to how The Pandemic was damaging Oakland's – and The World's – economy. The effort called for a four-to-six month process that would yield an economic plan. I immediately said that “Mayor Of Oakland Economic Recovery Council Shows She Doesn’t Get The Immediacy Of Our Problem”. The report proves I was correct, as much as the actual involvement of Oaklanders who participated in its virtual meetings. What I wrote on May 13th 2020 was “You mean to tell me it just dawned on my 30-year-friends Larry and Libby that Oakland needs an economic plan for the pandemic, and she does this?” At a time when a giant number of people, maybe yourself, are just working to make sure you have enough money to buy food, or if you have work, you’re working like hell to maintain your job, and find more work, if you can. Point is, everyone’s scared.” Basically, what I wrote would come to pass, did: a plan that's dead on arrival. The plan should not be a plan. It should be a set of actions that should have been done by now. I'll get to what needs to be done in a moment. But here's the problem. Let's put it this way: if there was no Internet, there would be no Oakland Economic Recovery Advisory Council in the form you see it. What Oakland would have done pre-Internet is the following: Set up an office and a hot line to call, and designate a person and staff to field phone calls from Oaklanders seeking assistance. (Visits would be done but in an office setting that calls for masks, is designed to social-distant visitors, and is set up for rapid air-cleaning. That may give rise to an indoor / outdoor configuration.) Drawn up a quick plan tying together all of the existing organizations to bear on the problem of assisting Oaklanders: The Oakland Business Development Corporation (OBDC), the Oakland Office of Economic Development, The Oakland Chamber of Commerce, etc. Have a quick sheet list matching needs with Oakland organizations. For example, for business grants call OBDC, etc. Identified needed monies and then asked each organizational head for how much money was initially needed, what it had, and then how to fill any monetary gaps. Establish a deadline of readiness, say two to three weeks. Open the office and launch the program. Now, tell me how that compares to the Oakland Economic Recovery Advisory Council Interim Report, and its complex and involved rabbit hole of actions? Answer: what I wrote does not suffer from analysis paralysis, whereas the Oakland Economic Recovery Advisory Council's approach does. The response to the simple fact that people need money and money-related resources should not be complicated. Good economic development recognizes economic emergencies and responds accordingly. With the Oakland Economic Recovery Advisory Council's approach, the people who need help now, in many cases, are still waiting. Oakland can do better. Now.
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