Oakland’s assistant city administrator has been named to replace City Administrator Deanna Santana effective noon on Tuesday in a sudden announcement by Mayor Jean Quan Tuesday afternoon.
City council members have been routinely shouted down at some recent gatherings, and now Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana and other officials are calling for a new balance between an open government and an efficient one.
An Alameda County jury took only 40 minutes Monday to reject a lawsuit filed by former Oakland City Administrator Deborah Edgerly claiming that former Mayor Ron Dellums fired her because she was a woman.
There won’t be a honeymoon period for Oakland’s new city administrator, who faces a $58 million deficit that is expected to grow next year.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says she has a preferred candidate to take the important city administrator’s post and plans to make an announcement next week.
San Francisco City Administrator Ed Lee released a statement Thursday saying he will agree to serve as interim mayor if he is selected by the Board of Supervisors.