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How can better data and technology policy improve Oakland?

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  1. We have a huge problem with stolen cars in Oakland. Give parking techs ability to run plates to see if cars are stolen.

    Currently, Oakland parking techs do not have the ability to run plates to see if a car is stolen. As a result, a stolen car may be dumped and sit, accumulating parking tickets, until it is eventually reported as abandoned. The abandoned auto detail DOES have the ability to run plates. When the abandoned auto detail comes out to put a warning sign on it or tow it, they THEN check the plate. Meanwhile, the owner and OPD have been looking for the car. Stolen and dumped cars often sit for months before being reported and towed. When I asked…

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