City of Oakland
It’s been called the step-child of the mighty Bay Bridge: the East Bay span sees no crowds of tourists taking snapshots, but they may remember the segment that failed.
A court-appointed monitor has told a federal judge that the Oakland Police Department has shown a disturbing decline in progress in carrying out reforms mandated in the settlement of a 12-year-old civil rights lawsuit.
Embattled Oakland Mayor Jean Quan appears likely to survive a pair of recall efforts which have been aimed at her for much of the past year.
The City of Oakland, of course, doesn’t have much money to spare for these costs – which weren’t a part of the budget.