A Berkeley councilmember was pulled over for running a light and suggested for the police officer to let him off scot-free, telling her he had just voted for a big raise for her union. It’s the kind of thing that bolsters the sentiment of people who despise government and public officials.

In The Breakdown, I take a look at the first debate of the Oakland mayoral campaign season with a focus on the difficulty Mayor Libby Schaaf faces in rebutting her challengers’ argument that she has not done enough to keep the city’s homelessness problem from exploding into a full-blown crisis.

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