Courtney Ruby

3 Oakland Mayoral Candidates Form Alliance To Use Ranked-Choice Voting To Their AdvantageThree of Oakland’s mayoral candidates are forming an alliance to try to take advantage of the city's ranked-choice voting system.
Challengers Take Direct Aim At Quan During Oakland Mayoral DebateA crowded field of 10 candidates shared the microphone Wednesday night in the latest Oakland mayoral debate at City Hall with many of the nine challengers taking direct aim at Mayor Jean Quan.
Oakland Audit Finds Unchecked SpendingAn audit of Oakland’s workers’ compensation program finds city employees accepted $23,000 in inappropriate gifts from a contractor during two training summits in 2007 and 2008.
Audits Criticize Oakland’s Handling Of Emergency Service TaxesOakland has been improperly increasing parcel taxes for two emergency service programs for the past 10 years even though they have large unspent balances, City Auditor Courtney Ruby said.