Mayor Jean Quan
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on Friday hailed her city’s first step in issuing municipal identification cards as an important step in “fighting for more equity and justice in our country and having a more perfect union.”
The California Highway Patrol has agreed to extend its assistance to the understaffed Oakland Police Department for at least another 30 days, but the question of who will pay the bill hasn’t been settled.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Thursday that she’s trying to get more federal help in fighting her city’s crime problem while she’s in Washington, D.C., to attend a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting and the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Authorities in Oakland held a news conference Monday to discuss the alarming wave of shootings in the city over the weekend that killed four and wounded 11 more.
Officials say custodial and maintenance workers at Oakland International Airport and one of the nation’s busiest seaports are set to end their pickets and return to work late Tuesday and early Wednesday.
A federal judge has ordered city officials to negotiate with two lawyers who want the embattled Oakland Police Department to become the first in the nation to be taken over by the federal government.
Residents of the Oakmore District of the Oakland Hills , where Mayor Jean Quan resides, met on Wednesday night to demand city leaders provide more police to stop escalating home-invasion robberies and other violent crimes.
The project is expected to create thousands of jobs in West Oakland.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Monday that a new report indicates that her city’s fiscal position is the strongest it’s been in a decade.
In the year since a series of Occupy protests turned Oakland upside down, business all over the city has seen a renaissance particularly in the downtown core, city leaders said Wednesday.