EBC|AGENDA: Sept. 21-27– Drones over Warriors parade; East Bay candidates forums continue

OAKLAND — City Council committee meetings, Tuesday, Sept. 25, start at 9 a.m.
Next council meeting: Oct. 2.

–OPD EYES IN THE SKY– A Oakland ordinance prohibiting the city’s unauthorized use of surveillance equipment has an exemption for “Large-scale events.” The Golden State Warriors victory parade last June fit this definition, according to a staff report, and drones were deployed by OPD. “Five fixed pan, tilt, zoom video cameras with live feeds were used. An additional video camera with recording capabilities was also used. None of the devices had night vision or facial or gait recognition capabilities.”

–“The cameras were provided by the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC). The cameras were set up on Monday, June 11 (the day before the event) and taken down on Thursday, June 14 (two days after the event). The cameras were turned off immediately following the Warriors Celebration. Because there were no incidents, NCRIC purged the collected data when the cameras were taken down.” The reports also notes that only vendors operated the equipment, not Oakland police personnel. PUBLIC SAFETY AGENDA HERE.

–-DEPT OF VIOLENCE PROTECTION-–  The new city department still does not have a permanent leader. “As stated at the Sept. 11 Life Enrichment Committee meeting, the City Administrator’s Office has engaged an executive search firm, The Hawkins Company, to conduct the search for the hiring of a permanent Chief of Violence Prevention.” LIFE ENRICHMENT AGENDA HERE.


HAYWARD — Regular council meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.
ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Oct. 2.
–238 BYPASS FREEWAY PROJECT LEFTOVERS– The council will be asked to approve an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with BMODDRE2 for a car dealership on Mission Boulevard and Carlos Bee Boulevard. The parcels are part of the collection of former CalTrans properties that were once set aside for a long-ago proposed freeway. The proposed dealership would include new cars, according to the staff report.


OAKLAND— League of Women Voters Candidate Forum for Oakland City Auditor, Peralta Community College District Trustees; Oakland City Council District 6, Sept. 21, 6 p.m., Oakland City Hall.

OAKLAND MAYOR — Candidate forum, hosted by TechEquity and East Bay for Everyone, Sept. 26, 6 p.m., 2619 Broadway, Oakland.

OAKLAND MAYOR/DISTRICT 2 — Candidate forum, Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m., 388 Ninth Street, Oakland, Suite 290.

SAN LEANDRO — Candidate forum featuring the mayoral race, Districts 1, 3, 5; Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m., San Leandro Library.

EAST BAY MUD — Regular board meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1:15 p.m.

BART – Regular board meeting, Thursday, Sept. 27, 5 p.m.

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