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Desley Brooks

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Council Votes Not To Censure Desley Brooks Over Improper Hiring Allegations

The Oakland City Council voted to not censure Councilwoman Desley Brooks Thursday night for allegedly interfering with the construction and operation of two city recreation centers in her district in East Oakland.

07/26/2013

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Council Gets Scathing Review From Grand Jury Report

The Alameda County civil grand jury issued a scathing report on the Oakland City Council’s ability to police itself, calling for the council to strengthen and better fund its Public Ethics Commission.

06/25/2013

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Grand Jury Calls Oakland Teen Center Project ‘A Complete Fiasco’

The Alameda County civil grand jury issued a report Monday criticizing the way city of Oakland officials oversaw the development of a teen center in East Oakland, calling the process “a complete fiasco.”

06/25/2013

West Oakland Youth Center. (CBS)

$7.6 Million Oakland Youth Center May Not Open Due To Budget

A $7.6 million youth center five years in the making may close before it has a chance to open. While the West Oakland facility is almost finished, the city is having problems finding the money to run it.

05/31/2013

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Auditor Says Oakland Lawmakers Interfered With Contract Bidding Process

Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby issued a report Thursday alleging that City Council members Desley Brooks and Larry Reid interfered with the bidding process for the demolition and remediation process at the former Oakland Army Base.

03/21/2013

California Highway Patrol officer, CHP

Oakland Extends Agreement With CHP To Deploy Extra Officers

The Oakland City Council approved spending $162,000 for two more months of the extra patrols.

02/20/2013

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Cash-Strapped Oakland Wants Out Of Costly Bond Deal With Goldman Sachs

Oakland is currently paying $4 million a year in interest to Goldman Sachs for bonds at a locked-in rate that has them overpaying by millions compared current rates. City officials have said that needs to change.

07/31/2012

A for sale sign in front of an Oakland foreclosure. (CBS)

Report Finds Investors Buying Up Foreclosed Oakland Homes

An advocacy group for low-income people issued a report Thursday that says investors are buying foreclosed homes in the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland in a trend that is destabilizing communities.

06/28/2012

Protestors set up a tent at a new Occupy Oakland encampment in front of Oakland City Hall.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

City Council Members: Remove Occupy Oakland Encampment

About 30 shouting Occupy Oakland protesters disrupted a news conference in which four City Council members and business leaders called for the immediate removal of the encampment in Frank Ogawa Plaza.

11/09/2011

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Two Oakland City Council Members Deny Special Treatment By Police

Two Oakland City Council members deny receiving special treatment from police after their cars were burglarized.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/15/2011

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