OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Alameda County leaders met at Oakland City Hall Thursday morning to push state lawmakers to pass a smartphone kill switch bill — and to announce their intentions to pass their own at a local level should it fail.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was joined by leaders from several officials from Berkeley, Alameda and Emeryville in calling for the Assembly to follow the lead of the state Senate to require kill switches on smartphones. She warned that if this does not happen, the cities will band together to enact their own law.
“This needs to happen. But if it doesn’t happen, because of the seriousness of this, at least my city is going to be looking at local legislation we can pass,” she said.