City council members have been routinely shouted down at some recent gatherings, and now Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana and other officials are calling for a new balance between an open government and an efficient one.
The San Francisco Planning Commission listened to public comment Thursday about the draft environmental impact report for the upcoming America’s Cup.
This is the first chance for the public to weigh in on the lengthy draft EIR.
It was standing room only at Tuesday night’s Oakland city council meeting with hundreds of city workers and community members protesting Mayor Jean Quan’s plan to cut a $58 million deficit.
Public comment was being sought about the proposal, in accordance with state law – which requires so-called “Beilenson hearings” prior to any cuts in healthcare.
The National Park Service was set to hold the first of four open house meetings Wednesday to allow the public to discuss a proposal to drastically reduce off-leash dog areas in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.