City finance staff presented new details about Oakland’s dire budget situation, and suggested cuts.
City staff warn the city faces “severe financial stress” if budget adjustments aren’t made, but some are skeptical of dire claims.
City officials will collect feedback to see whether the market met vendors’ needs, defused conflicts along Lakeshore Avenue, and was COVID-safe.
For the second time in four years, a supermajority of Oaklanders voted to give a civilian police commission vast authority.
The Police Commission and Mayor Libby Schaaf held a virtual forum open to the public.
The decision was made after OPD warned of possible election-related unrest.
Wealthy individuals, business groups, and unions have poured over $2 million into local races to influence voters.
Ferran, who used to work for Parker, says the City Attorney’s Office is unfocused and has made big mistakes. Parker says she’s far more experienced and capable of managing the city’s team of lawyers.
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