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USF Criminal Justice Professor Tony Ribera Weighs in on Oakland Mayor Hiring New Chief of Police

USF Criminal Justice Professor Tony Ribera Weighs in on Oakland Mayor Hiring New Chief of Police | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"OAKLAND — After months of gathering input from the community, Mayor Libby Schaaf is poised to make what is perhaps her most important hire yet: the next Oakland chief of police."

 

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"And the next chief must keep the peace among a variety of groups — including the powerful police officers union — that demand a say in how the department should operate.

“The police chief can make or break a mayor,” said Anthony Ribera, a retired San Francisco police chief.

That’s especially so in Oakland, where police chief turnover is high and federal monitors, the mayor and a new police commission all wield power and influence over the top cop."

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Sports Management Professor Michael Goldman on New King's Arena

Sports Management Professor Michael Goldman on New King's Arena | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"This week, the Kings will open the regular season in Golden One Center, their brand-new downtown arena. Ranadivé and the team are touting the building as an architectural and technological marvel."

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"“That’s the nature of the beast,” said Michael Goldman, an assistant professor in the sports management program at the University of San Francisco. In terms of data and technology usage, “you typically grow into these spaces quite quickly,” he added."

 

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USF Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Joshua Davis on Airbnb's Change of Heart

USF Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Joshua Davis on Airbnb's Change of Heart | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"In a surprising reversal expected to be felt nationwide, Airbnb has extended an olive branch to San Francisco lawmakers and agreed to help the city enforce its home-sharing rules, including limiting the days an Airbnb landlord can rent out a home."

 

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"Airbnb previously had taken a hard-line stance against helping cities with enforcement, and has sued a handful — including San Francisco and New York — when officials tried to force the company to monitor its site for listings that violate city laws. Now those cities probably are watching developments in San Francisco, said Joshua Davis, associate dean for academic affairs at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

“I certainly think that other places where there are similar battles going on, the cities are going to take note,” Davis said. “(Airbnb) knows it’s signaling not only to San Francisco, but possibly elsewhere, that it’s willing to come to some sort of negotiated resolution like this.”
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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at USF's School of Law Joshua Davis on Airbnb's lawsuit wave 

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at USF's School of Law Joshua Davis on Airbnb's lawsuit wave  | USF in the News | Scoop.it

“SAN FRANCISCO — As cities around the country attempt to regulate the growing home-sharing industry, Airbnb is going on the offensive with a barrage of lawsuits intended to kill local rules it doesn’t like.”

 

“It’s bold,” said Joshua Davis, associate dean for academic affairs at the University of San Francisco School of Law. “But if it looks like it’s really successful, others may follow. Uber certainly has the resources to get aggressive in this way.”

 

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