Oakland is Warriors Ground. Too little, too late?

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At Oakland City Hall for a meeting this morning and saw this banner. Oakland is Warriors Ground. There should be an asterisk that says until 2017. My city has major issues, and I know on the surface it doesn’t seem like keeping a sports team in the city should be a priority over the other challenges the city faces – like crime. But the loss of a team means losses of jobs and opportunities – which impacts economics. Ultimately, this could send the economic-education-health matrix into a tailspin. I do find it ironic that in this same picture is a banner promoting a walk to end poverty. I guess we better lace up our shoes, because if my city doesn’t develop a better economic infrastructure, we’ll be walking forever. #oakland

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