Oakland apologizes to businesses hurt by ‘Occupy’
In the Occupy Oakland story, news is just coming in to San Francisco that the city is now apologizing to those businesses that were hurt by the fights between police and Occupy Oakland protesters.
Oakland city officials are now reaching out to those businesses and saying they hope the businesses will continue to stay and do business in Oakland.
Some businesses have already said they want to leave if the Occupy Oakland demonstrators remain.
And still others are saying they do not want to renew their leases.
“We’ve had several conversations with businesses that are saying they will consider not renewing their leases,” stated Joseph Haraburda to ABC 7 News in San Francisco.
Already two businesses have left Oakland because of the Occupy Oakland protests. A third business, according to the San Francisco news source, has said it has changed its mind about relocating to the city.
The manager of Tully’s Coffee, Shari Rivers, told reporters:
“As far as the past two years and the activity we’ve had in downtown Oakland as far as riots and things go, for small business owners, that would probably be in their best interest.”
ABC 7 News reports that the city of Oakland apologized to local businesses in a letter and said it would increase its efforts to resolve any disputes when it came to the Occupy protesters.
See other Occupy articles by this Examiner here:
Caught on cell phone video: car hits Occupy Oakland protester (video)
Occupy Oakland worry about wounded veteran hurt in clashes (photos, video)
‘Occupy SF’ targets Wells Fargo in SF; arrests made
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