A Three Point Plan to Prevent Car Dumping

A Three Point Plan to Prevent Car Dumping

A Three Point Plan to Prevent Car Dumping


Adding a component to this that addresses a LARGE part of the problem: STOLEN vehicles! These seem to be the majority of dumped autos in the East/West Oakland areas, and without addressing this part of the problem, this solid plan will not be as effective. I don't know HOW to address the stolen vehicles, but trust someone else will. I CAN say that continuing to levy storage fees and fines TO those owners OF the vehicles IS part of the dumped auto problem and those MUST be ELIMINATED IF we are to EVER get a handle on this problem!!

it is a multi-pronged approach that hits at the root of the problem - the lack of resources that leads to abandoned vehicles.

It creates more incentive for low income people to improve their lives rather than be punished.

This is such a thoughtful approach that creates incentives to mitigate the problem while removing barriers for low-income residents.

It is a thoughtful, thorough approach to a real problem.

I believe that the less places for illegally dumping the better and more trees thebetter

I'd just simplify it. Cash for clunkers.

I think this is a wonderful proposal- practical and seemingly simple to implement. Just what we need, practical solutions for complex societal problems!



I believe in this innovative approach that we, people in poverty need.

It’s creative and pragmatic!

List the names of organizations that will take autos off your hands for free. Such as the Polly Klass foundation etc., they take your vehicle whether it is working or not. You have to provide the pink slip.

It's a solid, laid out, plan that has measurable and achievable goals.

This will work because it is a solution that fosters success on so many levels:. 1. Low income residents get help to retain their needed transportation. While public transit serves the needs of many, shift workers and people whose jobs are not nearby must often rely on their own vehicles to arrive safely and timely at their places of employment daily. 2. Assisting residents to return to work in the wake of pandemic shutdowns helps to grow and strengthen Oakland's economy and tax base. 3. Partnering with automotive mechanic training programs reduces program expenses for the city, and supports educational goals for future local wage earners. 4. Oakland residents will see a reduction in blight from abandoned cars in our neighborhoods. This result will raise property values and make our city an even more beautiful and desirable place to live!

This is well thought out solution. I don’t want to live in Gotham anymore… my hesitation is … do we really want another unit in Oakland’s government running something? Will they be able to? Or will it just be another ineffective department in Oakland that has lots of administration but no enforcement or effectiveness. So yes on many things, but maybe rethink having too much city involvement/oversight.


Consider a job-training program on how to fix cars as part of the Urban Compassion Project. Qualified, reliable mechanics earn good money. I recommend the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. Learn more at ase.com. Maybe companies that support ASE can provide seed money to develop such a program. Also encourage the state budget surplus to be used to bring back auto repair in drivers education in high schools and for adults.

It’s pragmatic and compassionate. This is a great approach.

I like that this idea includes partnering with vocational training programs. That would help control costs while benefiting future wage-earners. Great proposal!

I am a resident of 61st Ave. Abandoned cars is a nuisance in this neighborhood. I like this because it will help us to live in a better environment.

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