Mayor Jean Quan
Oakland police Chief Sean Whent and Mayor Jean Quan pledged Wednesday that police will change their tactics in future protests to try to prevent the acts of violence that occurred in protests on recent nights.
More than 500 protesters marched city streets in Oakland for hours in a second night of protests after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Municipal workers in Oakland returned to their jobs on Tuesday after a one-day strike that shut down all but the emergency public services in the city. Union leaders said the work stoppage was designed to send a message to city leaders.
Most city of Oakland services were stopped Monday because of a one-day strike by unions representing 2,470 city employees.
Oakland city employee unions have said they will call a one-day strike on Monday, Mayor Jean Quan said Sunday evening.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on Friday called for negotiations this weekend to try to avert a one-day strike that city employees plan to conduct on Monday.
Mayor Jean Quan on Monday kicked off “Oakland Reads 2020,” a seven-year literacy campaign that aims to improve literacy among the city’s schoolchildren.
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.
As Oakland prepares to hear from law enforcement expert Bill Bratton about his recommendations to fight crime, new FBI numbers show the city has the highest robbery rate in the country.
Many city employees said they refuse to accept any more cuts to their benefits or pay after making those concessions during the recession.