Oakland Residents React To City Budget Plan to Cut Police Department FundingA day after the majority of Oakland's city council voted to slash over $17 million from the police department budget over the next two years, some residents were weighing on on how they felt about the cuts.
Oakland City Council Votes to Defund Police, Stripping More Than $17M from Department BudgetThe Oakland City Council approved a budget early Thursday evening that will strip $17.4 million in funding from the Oakland Police Department and direct the money toward other programs.
Oakland City Council Holds Long Hearing On Budget, But Postpones ActionThe Oakland City Council held a marathon special meeting on Monday night on the city's budget for the next two fiscal years, but didn't take any action on the subject.
Hundreds Oppose Cuts At Oakland Budget MeetingIt 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.
Oakland Voters May Decide On Proposed Taxes To Bridge Budget GapDespite voter rejection in the past, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan suggested she now had the support for two new proposed city taxes. She also warned that this was the only way to dig the city out of its massive deficit.
Last Ditch Effort to Avoid Layoffs