McElhaney’s purge and the dud of an election season coming to Oakland

Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney isavoids a potentially bruising re-election afterjust a single challenger qualified for November.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | ELECTION 2016 |And then there was one. Oakland City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney appeared to most observers to be the councilmember with the most troubling re-election prospects. Which is to mean, she was viewed only the … Continue reading McElhaney’s purge and the dud of an election season coming to Oakland

Kalb Begins Task Of Giving Oakland Watchdog Group Some Teeth

Councilmember Kalb's public ethicsgroup began work this week.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL//ETHICS | Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb took a moment Monday to speak for the entire council. “There’s a sense out there in the community that residents have lost trust in city government,” the first-term council member said during an informal public ethics work shop this week. … Continue reading Kalb Begins Task Of Giving Oakland Watchdog Group Some Teeth

AC Transit Board Of Directors Censures Joel Young

AC TRANSIT | The AC Transit Board of Directors voted 5-0 last night to censure board member Joel Young for violating board policies concerning its code of ethics and improperly using district property for personal gain. Board director Mark Williams abstained from the vote. The censure of Young included no fines or penalties, but it … Continue reading AC Transit Board Of Directors Censures Joel Young