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June 9, 2022

And we can’t stop and we won’t stop

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:09 am

If you haven’t been following my Twitter feed I’ve been posting a bunch of information about the nomination of McKay Avenue to the State Historic Resources Commission, again.

It’s a lot and I don’t necessary want to reproduce it here but you can click through and read the full thread, it’s a lot and it’s all over the place but it shows the continued lack of due diligence on the part of SHPO which is further made problematic because the SHRC believes their job is just to rubber stamp anything approved by SHPO staff. So if SHPO staff fails to do proper due diligence then SHRC is endorsing nominations on the pure gut check from staff.

What was fun though is on Tuesday night when I was building up a head of steam someone had flagged that post as posting private information. Of course it wasn’t private information it was public information found in a publicly available document on a public website attributed to a non profit organization. I was given the choice to (1) delete and have my account reinstated in 12 hours because I would have acknowledged that I violated the terms of services or (2) appeal and wait it out. I chose to appeal. My account was reinstated a few hours later while I was asleep.

Anyway, looks like this nominating party won’t stop or can’t stop but, like, maybe pick up knitting or something that will bring goodness to the world. I dunno, I’d feel bad if I used all my free time to try to stop a development project that would house homeless senior citizens, but that’s me.

7 Comments »

  1. I haven’t said it enough, but I really appreciate your above-and-beyond efforts on this.

    Comment by Sleepy+Moe — June 9, 2022 @ 8:53 am

  2. Great tactic, Lauren! Lauren, to be really impactful, you might also repeatedly post here and on Twitter the home addresses and phone numbers of the members of the SHRC and SHPO! I mean, to hell with those “rubber stampers”, as you call them! Tell THEM to take up knitting! Especially any of them who are women! I mean, as Nigel Tufnel says, “what’s wrong with being sexy?” Seriously, how dare they fulfill their legal and ethical duties to consider a nomination based solely on its merits rather than take into full consideration Lauren Do’s ad hominem attacks and aspersions about the applicants! In any case, thank you so much for your tireless work! I know you won’t stop or can’t stop, but please try to take some time off now and then to play your violin.

    Comment by Your BPD Is Showing — June 9, 2022 @ 9:30 am

    • I knit and it brings goodness to my world.

      The difference, if you read my twitter threads is that SHRC isn’t considering the nomination on the merits because SHPO isn’t doing any due diligence on fact checking basic ass wrong shit in the nomination.

      If you say the McKay Maritime School is the ONLY maritime school in operation during the Korean War which is factually incorrect and what you’re basing a large part of the significance of the facility on, that should be disqualifying. If you are suggesting that an architect is significant but yet that architect never, not in one of this resumes or filings with a professional organization claimed to have designed that project then perhaps SHPO should be further investigating those claims and not believing a nomination that bombarded SHPO with a shit ton of words that have nothing to do with the nomination. And maybe SHPO should be following its own guidelines which say that a discussion of integrity (with clear instructions on what that means) must be completed which is not found in the nomination itself nor was done by SHPO staff.

      I don’t play the violin unfortunately, I was a choir kid. Thanks though.

      Comment by Lauren Do — June 9, 2022 @ 9:40 am

    • The applicant claims to have submitted the application on behalf of AAPS, and that is the address she used as the official address for AAPS. AAPS now claims to have vetted the application before it was submitted and didn’t have a problem with the address, the applicant didn’t have a problem with the address, so get over yourself, Matt.

      Comment by notadave — June 9, 2022 @ 9:56 am

    • I mean, the nominator’s information is positively littered in these very public documents: https://www.alamedaca.gov/files/assets/public/departments/alameda/building-planning-transportation/planning/mckay-national-register-nomination-record-2022.pdf And can be found on p. 18, 107 of that PDF.

      And here: https://ohp.parks.ca.gov/pages/1067/files/CA_Alameda_Maritime%20Services%20Officers%20School_DRAFT_Aug2022.pdf on page 28 of the PDF.

      Comment by Lauren Do — June 9, 2022 @ 10:22 am

    • Hi, Matt. Carmen Reid herself put her own address on a public application to a public entity and she knew, given the controversy around her fraudulent and error-riddled application, that it would be subject to FOIA requests. She claimed to represent AAPS without their approval, and using personal contact info is further proof of this. And to cry foul over privacy issues to claim some kind of moral high ground? Please. In law enforcement, this would be the equivalent of “entrapment.”

      Comment by Carmen Reid's Coal Black Heart — June 9, 2022 @ 10:54 am

    • Get the name of the greatest guitarist of Britain’s loudest heavy metal band OUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH! I understand you were trying to be clever, but there’s really such a fine line between stupid and clever.

      Comment by Rod — June 9, 2022 @ 2:20 pm


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