Allison Neglects City Taxes
In today's San Francisco Chronicle, Matier & Ross attempt to answer the question that's on many Oaklanders' minds: what the hell does Aimee Allison do for a living (besides run for Council, that is)? They found that she had deactivated two business permits in the last six years, and hadn't paid the city any independent-contractor taxes for four years.
Is Oakland's favorite socialist a tax evader, in addition to sending her kid to private school? Personally, I don't think so. I think she doesn't actually have a business, and lives off of her book royalties and speaking fees (she also owns a rental unit). What small business would want her consulting services? Certainly not a nail salon.
In other news, Desley Brooks came to Oakland's rescue and tricked the Brunner-Quan coalition into taking IZ off the table without a vote. Good for her! The council meeting was dramatic. More Friday at FutureOakland.