Thursday, May 7, 2009
Hope on Steroids
The wonderful thing about the City of Oakland is the truly innovative way in which problems are fixed. The city has no Public Health department, and have you seen a healthier public anywhere? Clearly not! And if crime is your problem, that's easy enough to solve: just don't have a jail. Oakland doesn't, and clearly that has almost completely eliminated the need for one.
Next, I hope Oakland fixes all the potholes by eliminating the Public Works department, and deletes all our budget problems by simply not having a budget at all.
I have heard that Oakland has some of the highest-paid public servants in the country, and I think they should probably be paid a little more for this truly revolutionary approach to civic leadership.
Photo: City of Oakland solves surplus tractor problem by eliminating tractors by putting them on top of containers.