District 4 Councilmember Sheng Thao is proposing the city start a national search for experienced officers and offer a $50,000 hiring bonus.
Frequent disputes with police over records has begun to wear on the volunteer board leading the commission chair to sue the city.
The council will vote Tuesday on settling a public records class action lawsuit and expanding housing options.
An Oct. 25 protest led to a grave injury and lasting consequences for the Oakland Police Department.
Ersie Joyner, a decorated OPD captain who recently retired was robbed by a group at a gas station near downtown Thursday.
The news comes as Gov. Newsom signed two bills on Thursday meant to keep officers who commit serious misconduct from jumping to other agencies.
The City Council decided to add a fifth academy and directed the city administration to calculate the cost of adding another class of police recruits in 2022.
An independent report released Monday criticized the Oakland Police Department for its slow response to the social media scandal that resulted in 9 officers being disciplined.
Civil rights attorneys plan to meet with city officials to discuss concluding the 18-year-old reform program.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Chief LeRonne Armstrong said department reforms have led to progress. Others question whether the gains are sustainable.