Schaaf chooses Emeryville’s Landreth to lead Oakland city government

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Oakland had to only look across its border to find its next city administrator as Mayor Libby Schaaf announced the hiring of Emeryville City Manager Sabrina Landreth late Friday.Landreth is a native of Oakland and Cal graduate. She also served as Oakland's assistant city administrator budget director under former Mayor Jean … Continue reading Schaaf chooses Emeryville’s Landreth to lead Oakland city government

Oakland Mayoral Candidates Discuss the Election’s Defining Issue—Public Safety

A full house at Oakland's Temple Sinai Thursday night listened as nine of the city's mayoral candidates discuss a single issue--public safety. PHOTO/Steven TavaresOAKLAND | MAYOR | Public safety, the likely signature issue of this year's Oakland mayoral election, received its very own candidate's forum Thursday night. Nine of the expansive list of challengers to … Continue reading Oakland Mayoral Candidates Discuss the Election’s Defining Issue—Public Safety

Police Monitor Cites Slight Improvement In Oakland PD Complying With Reforms

OAKLAND//POLICE REFORMS | The Oakland Police Department's record of compliance with a decade-old settlement aimed at reforming its ranks is getting better, according to new report released Monday. However, following a scathing report two months ago, its accomplishments are only as good as two assessments prior.The mixed report from independent monitor Robert Warshaw noted the number of tasks … Continue reading Police Monitor Cites Slight Improvement In Oakland PD Complying With Reforms

Oakland City Council Orders Progress Report For OPD Reforms

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Community activists cheered the Oakland City Council's move to force a more transparent police reform process from the city administration Tuesday night. The Council voted 8-0 to set a timeline for City Administrator Deanna Santana to complete the transfer of citizen complaints against OPD from the police's discretion to her office. … Continue reading Oakland City Council Orders Progress Report For OPD Reforms