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Pavement Issues In Oakland And Why They Haven´t Been Resolved

Inquisition has brought me writing this article And I have procured for reasons why Oakland roads aren’t repaired because the condition of the streets is unacceptable; pavement issues are a major problem in Oakland and is irrevocable, the holes make the streets more dangerous and cause people have to spend lots of money on buying new tires and this can’t be fixed anytime soon. Don’t you wonder why? 

https://abc7news.com/amp/traffic/report-bay-area-roads-are-the-worst-in-the-nation/4505800/

As scouring the internet an article came across called Pavement conditions in Oakland written by Amanda Bartlett she is an associate digital reporter at SFGate. Received her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Iowa, with focus areas in cinema, arts entrepreneurship and women’s studies. She previously served as an online editor for GreenState, covering the intersections between cannabis and science, law and pop culture.

The highlight of this evidence is that Oakland´s pavement is an issue and Oakland residents are dreaded from how the streets aren’t being treated. 

“Oakland residents eagerly eyed Harold Street on Monday morning as neon orange cones and “Road Closed” signs blocked cars from passing over the road’s notoriously choppy pavement. It’s the start of a long-overdue project to repair the city’s neglected streets.”(Bartlett).

Residents are mad but do they really know the reasons? People can’t just keep blaming and whining but do action. This “long-overdue project”(Barlett), is becoming a problem to residents and even people passing through or visiting someone in Oakland.

“Oakland would need to spend $28M per year just to maintain the existing pavement conditions. Unfortunately, the City’s budget for street renovation is just a fraction of that.”(City Of Oakland Public Works).

That’s a lot of money just for potholes and the Oakland budget is inadequately small compared to the renovation Oakland needs. Oakland residents are mad but don’t do anything to change this problem. You don’t see anyone volunteering to do this nor donating money but you do see complaints. It’s shocking to see the cost to repair this, as an Oakland resident people wouldn’t think of it this bad but it is and we as a community need to do something.

J.R Stone a news reporter also stated something that related to this topic and it was, ¨Go almost anywhere in Oakland and you’ll come across potholes and cars — a bad combination which can end up costing you lots of money.”(J.R Stone). 

Others can agree Oakland’s streets aren’t treated and Oakland residents once said: “The streets of Oakland are horrible…having to get tires every couple months you know.”(Zulema).

Oakland streets are In need of repavement and it can’t achieve it with the little money Oakland gets and Oaklanders need to find a way how to accomplish this so there are fewer potholes and more safety in the streets. Oakland as a community needs to come to consensus disregarding the urgent repavement issue. Hopefully, this article has extended your knowledge of Oakland’s need for repavement.

Annotated Bibliography 

Anaya, Zulema. “Pavement Opinion Interview.” 1 Dec. 2019.

“The streets of Oakland are horrible…having to get tires every couple months you know.”

Oakland Streets aren’t the best and the streets conditions affect the tires of cars.

Bartlett, Amanda. “One of the Worst Streets in the Bay Area Is Finally Being Repaved.” SFGate, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Aug. 2019, www.sfgate.com/local/article/Harold-worst-streets-Bay-Area-Oakland-repaved-14362115.php.

Oakland residents eagerly eyed Harold Street on Monday morning as neon orange cones and “Road Closed” signs blocked cars from passing over the road’s notoriously choppy pavement.

It’s the start of a long-overdue project to repair the city’s neglected streets.

Oaklands pavement issues were neglected and now construction workers are repaving the streets after a long time of needing it.

Stone, J.R. “J.R. Stone.” KRON4, 15 July 2019, www.kron4.com/author/j-r-stone/.

Go almost anywhere in Oakland and you’ll come across potholes and cars — a bad combination which can end up costing you lots of money.

The street condition can cost residents lots of money.

CITY OF OAKLAND PUBLIC WORKS. OAKLAND STREETS FACT SHEET. .com.

Oakland would need to spend $28M per year just to maintain the existing pavement conditions. Unfortunately, the City’s budget for street renovation is just a fraction of that.

Oakland city budget is inadequate compared to what Okland needs to repave the streets.


Robots In The Future

Dear readers of youth voices,

My Name is LaDaysha and currently a sophomore at Oakland Unity High school.In my English class we have been discussing the topic of robots and what will happen if robots take over in the future.So what if robots took over the world in the future and we could do nothing to stop it.Looking at today we can say that the world would become more advanced thanks to technology.But today we don’t know how to define the term robots because they are just new designs and technology being used to do human task and jobs more better.But ask the years go on we have seen that many jobs start to rely on computers and more machines.As the technology grows more machines are starting to get clever and what if in the future tech takes over and there is less and less jobs for people.For example people are able to build cars,drive them and are able to get work in retail and banking,but if you look now robots are able to do the same things we do now.These machines are able to do a blot of human task but the one thing they can’t do is have feelings and compassion for others like us humans.But the question now is when will it stop,will robots take over and replace humans and their jobs.For example according to the article tittle “Better Than Human:Why Robots Will-and Must-Take Our Jobs”written by Kevin Kelly states …Every time you click on the search button you are employing a robot to do something we as a species are unable to do alone…We aren’t giving”good jobs” to robots.Most of the time we are giving them jobs we could never do.Without them,these jobs would remain undone.Needless to say the transformation of employment is affecting sizes of workplaces,jobs,and production of work factories.With robots and machines making advancement what would be left for us to do.Robots in the future will start an uprising and tried to take over the world and what are we going to do to stop them.Nothing!! because robots are getting more advanced and clever ever day.For example according to the Film “I Robot” written by Alex Proyas it shows how robots are helping out humans by running errands and making food but toward the end of the film the robots started a rebellion against the humans because the superhuman advanced computer thought robots were the new generation of super smarter more advanced humans.How can we stop  a robot invasion from happening in the future?.

Kelly, Kevin. “Better Than Human: Why Robots Will – And Must – Take Our Jobs.” Wired, Conde Nast, 24 Dec. 2012, www.wired.com/2012/12/ff-robots-will-take-our-jobs/.

“I, Robot.” 20th Century Fox, 2004.