City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, Sept. 15

OAKLAND COMMITTEES/Sept. 15, starts 9:30 a.m.Cameras, radios, nobody watching truantsTHERMAL IMAGE CAMERA POLICY Earlier this year the use of a thermal imaging camera attached to a Oakland PD helicopter was stymied because of a lack of a policy. The Public Safety Committee will receive a report Tuesday night, 6 p.m., establishing oversight of the unit known … Continue reading City Hall Insider: agenda notes from around the East Bay, Sept. 15

AGENDA NOTES: Oakland examines racial profiling; repeated failure to join regional radio system; 12th Street sale

Rendering of the proposed 24-story apartmenttower near Lake Merritt in Oakland.Oakland City Council Committees1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, first floorTuesday, Apr. 14, 2015, starts at 9:30 a.m.Twitter hashtag: #oakmtgFINANCE & MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE Oakland's difficult path toward switching over its public safety radios to the regional East Bay Regional Communication System Authority isn't getting better. The Oakland City … Continue reading AGENDA NOTES: Oakland examines racial profiling; repeated failure to join regional radio system; 12th Street sale

Bill McCammon, former Alameda County Fire Chief, dies

McCammon's 2006 Assembly race againstMary Hayashi was notable for its vitriol.ALAMEDA COUNTY | Bill McCammon, a former Alameda County fire chief and head of the the East Bay Regional Communication System Authority, died in his sleep Monday morning from an apparent heart attack. He was 61.In addition to leading the Alameda County Fire Department for … Continue reading Bill McCammon, former Alameda County Fire Chief, dies

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Preview, Feb. 4, 2014

Oakland City Council Preview1 Frank Ogawa PlazaTuesday, Feb. 4, 5:30 p.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE]Twitter hashtag: #oakmtg >>> REASON TO FILL OUT A SPEAKER’S CARDWHAT'S NOT ON THE AGENDA You will be hard pressed to find an Oakland City Council meeting this year less eventful than this one. In fact, the most contention issue Tuesday night will … Continue reading The Skinny: Oakland City Council Preview, Feb. 4, 2014

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Preview, Jan. 21, 2014

Oakland City Council Preview1 Frank Ogawa PlazaTuesday, Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE]Twitter hashtag: #oakmtg >>> REASON TO FILL OUT A SPEAKER’S CARDPUBLIC SAFETY RADIO INTEROPERABILITY Last July, some council members asked for a side-by-side analysis of Oakland's current police and fire radio system versus the regional network favored by the rest of Alameda County … Continue reading The Skinny: Oakland City Council Preview, Jan. 21, 2014

Oakland May Be Moving Closer To Joining Regional Emergency Radio System

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Last July, just as President Barack Obama was speaking inside the Fox Theatre, over 100 Oakland police officers on duty to protect him suddenly lost radio communications. The embarrassing 30 minute lapse did not result in any harm to the president or demonstrators outside. Instead, it became the latest challenge facing … Continue reading Oakland May Be Moving Closer To Joining Regional Emergency Radio System

Boston Bombings Another Reason Why Oakland Must Join Regional Radio System

SUNDAY COLUMN | Two men in Oakland Athletics jersey, backpacks strapped to their bodies mill around thousands of A’s fans patiently lined up outside the O.co Coliseum in anticipation of a popular bobblehead promotion. Fans love the promotion and wait for hours before the gates open in lines that wrap around the stadium. But, before … Continue reading Boston Bombings Another Reason Why Oakland Must Join Regional Radio System