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.