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Webster Lincoln: East Palo Alto's homegrown data scientist

Original post made on Oct 14, 2020

Webster Lincoln, 33, has positioned himself as a homegrown data scientist who, if elected, will bring critical thinking and an understanding of the community's spirit to his role on East Palo City Council.

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Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 14, 2020 at 5:02 pm

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My household is not impressed enough by Mr. Lincoln, regretfully, to vote for him. His behavior doesn’t match his political ambitions:

He doesn’t seem to know how city government works, but he suddenly wants to be part of it.

Some of his social media interactions have been unprofessional, snide, shallow and misleading. This is a huge red flag.

Lincoln doesn’t have much community service on his resume, or the kind of service attitude that could make up for that.

He claims HH doesn’t go far enough, but has no concrete idea of what would. He didn’t work on HH or any of the other revenue-producing measures of recent years. We don’t think he knows what it takes to enact a local measure.

He uses his family relationships as community currency in lieu of a body of legitimate civic or activist accomplishments.

He can’t control that he’s related to people who’ve been part of contentious local agencies, but his public way of dealing with it has not been effective.

Wanting to reallocate some police budget will have a detrimental effect on crime victims, primarily women, as studies show. We have a historically underfunded and understaffed police department so we aren’t yet in a place to have the luxury to reallocate funds.

We applaud his desire to serve the community, his being able to speak to some immigration issues, how to successfully navigate Silicon Valley as a minority, and very importantly right now, his solid understanding of Covid-19. We hope that in a few years Webster Lincoln will be ready to serve our city.


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Posted by We Are The People
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 17, 2020 at 3:54 am

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I beg to differ with "Optimist Pessimist Realist" (OPR). There are many Households that are Impressed with Webster Lincoln quality of Service in East Palo Alto (EPA). The statements provided by "Optimist Pessimist Realist " are incorrect and whomever it is, is obviously campaigning for The Other Guy?

There are 3 Others that have much less community involvement and NO Community Service. "Optimist Pessimist Realists" fail to express this realism?

OPR's Remarks are made with the appearance out of concern. In fact comes across as being "snarky"? It is well known that The New people entering into East Palo Alto have a grudge with the Older Citizens? They have systematically woven Their way into all facets of EPA government. Making constant misleading accusations.

If you live in EPA, you know that Crime is Down. This is what Lincoln was addressing. Suggesting that some of the Police budget be placed in other areas. As this is being done in San Francisco and other Larger cities.

OPR & Others have gone as far as in attacking Lincoln's family members that have been working at jobs that are unrelated to ANY Council position? Or city business.
Accusing Mr. Lincoln of possible Nepotism that would never ever could occur. Job positions that would have nothing to do with The City Business. Naming them "contentious"? This is more like slander.

I too follow their "Social Media''. Its a shame that a minority can not defend themselves, after being falsely accused. And then are "labeled" quote "unprofessional, snide, shallow and misleading". Going further in Stating that “This is a huge red flag." When the Facts show that, Mr. Lincoln has been anything but "Gracious" even after accusing him in using his Wife that speaks fluent Spanish. This is what they are afraid of and are attacking. He’s a Man that has traveled the World.

The reality is that. When it has been them baiting him by attacking his Family that have lived in the community for decades.
This is where they are lacking. They accuse Lincoln to compensate where they have none.

They fail to state that all of Mr. Lincoln's family have College Degrees have been a positive force within EPA. That His Sister plays "Rugby" for The Navy. Very Admirable. They seem to be afraid of Lincoln's credentials.

Those that have known Mr. Lincoln will be Voting for him.


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Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
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on Oct 17, 2020 at 1:28 pm

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Posted by We Are The People
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on Oct 17, 2020 at 3:11 pm

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Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
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on Oct 22, 2020 at 3:49 pm

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Now that we see Webster Lincoln’s sympathies toward the badly run Sanitary District we‘re glad we’re not voting for him! He had to be warned by city staff to stop pushing his campaign into council meetings.

After watching Regina Wallace Jones [portion removed] in the EPA council meeting the other night, it’s important to have a council who can competently deal with difficult special districts like the Sanitary District.

Practical advice to Wallace Jones: stop blaming staff for your mistakes. [Portion removed.] Your being mayor isn’t an elected position, it’s mostly administrative. It wasn’t the first time it was obvious that you didn’t read your info. If you can’t handle your job, family and council duties, then resign from council. It was clear that you’re not managing well at all.


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