Phil Matier: Santana Would Return To Oakland Politics, But Not With Mayor Quan Oakland's former City Administrator Deanna Santana says she's willing to work as a consultant for the city, but only if she doesn't have to have any contact with Mayor Jean Quan.
Oakland City Administrator Suddenly Resigns, Replacement NamedOakland’s assistant city administrator has been named to replace City Administrator Deanna Santana effective noon on Tuesday in a sudden announcement by Mayor Jean Quan Tuesday afternoon.
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.
Oakland Officials Blame Woman’s Murder For Setting Off Violent Crime WarAuthorities 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.
Quan: Oakland In Strongest Financial Position In A DecadeOakland 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.
Phil Matier: Oakland Considers Federal Takeover Of Police Internal AffairsKCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier on the change in Oakland officials regarding a possible federal takeover.
Oakland Considering Limiting Access To City Council MeetingsCity 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.
Oakland Police Department Report Lists No Comprehensive Crime Fighting PlanOakland City leaders admitted a lack of a plan to fight crime in their city at a news conference, blaming a lack of resources as part of the reason why.
Oakland Issues 2,500 Pink Slips To City Employees The city of Oakland issued layoff notices Wednesday to 2,500 employees to cope with the state’s decision to eliminate redevelopment agencies statewide.
Phil Matier: Oakland City Administrator Gets Top Pay Amidst Pay CutsOakland's new city administrator starts her new job this week with a salary that's $9,000 over top scale. The KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said this comes as city workers have had their pay slashed.
New Oakland City Administrator Has Her Work Cut Out For HerThere won’t be a honeymoon period for Oakland's new city administrator, who faces a $58 million deficit that is expected to grow next year.