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Lee on police shooting

Even as officers, like the ones who murdered George Floyd, are finally facing consequences for their actions, it happens again. When will it stop? –Rep. Barbara Lee on the Aug. 23 shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis.

Miley on BLM

Please stop trying to lecture me about Black Lives Matter.-Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, who is Black, responding to public speakers during a Board of Supervisor meeting on July 28.

Schaaf vs. Trump

Hell is another four years of this racist in the White House.-Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf responding to President Trump, who said Oakland, Baltimore, Detroit, and Chicago, is “like living in hell.”

Bas on budget

5 Councilmembers who passed Oakland budget tonight just killed democracy.-Oakland Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas tweeting on Tuesday night after the Oakland City Council approved its budget without properly noticing changes made earlier in the day. Bas had sought up to… Read More ›

Curfew in San Leandro

I don’t want to have any more curfews than we need.–San Leandro City Manager Jeff Kay on Monday night hoping the city’s nighttime curfew can be lifted prior to the June 8 end date.

Update on Project Room Key

It will be extremely difficult to reach 1,200 hotel beds.–Willie Hopkins, Alameda County General Services Agency director, last Tuesday, telling the Board of Supervisors that the goal of housing the unsheltered in hotels during the pandemic is uncertain because some… Read More ›

Musk restarts Tesla plant

Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules.–Elon Musk, Tesla founder, tweeting on Monday that he was reopening the Fremont factory in violation of the county’s shelter in place order.

Chan on shelter in place

Until there is medical science that can cure the cases, I think this will continue for awhile.-Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan said last week when asked about the duration of the county’s shelter in place order.

Ashcraft on minimum wage delay

We could make this a third rail of local politics or have an intelligent discussion looking at the issue from all sides.-Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft on the council’s discussion on Tuesday for possibly delaying the city’s minimum wage increase.

Chan confronts AHS CEO

No. No. No. To my knowledge, we haven’t said such a thing.-Alameda Health System CEO Delvecchio Finley last week after Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan asked if the hospital provider is blaming the Board of Supervisors for not adequately funding… Read More ›

Ro loves coffee

I have missed going to coffee shops and my masala tea in Fremont.-Rep. Ro Khanna answering a constituent’s question during a virtual town hall on Thursday about the first thing he’ll do when social distancing orders are lifted.

Khanna on CDC funding

How about we consider how inadequately we have been funding government and public health?—Rep. Ro Khanna challenging small government advocates by noting that funding for the Centers for Disease Control makes up just 1.5% of the U.S. defense budget during… Read More ›

Arreguin on SOTU

No matter how many times Trump lies about Sanctuary Cities, the facts remain unchanged. Sanctuary cities are safer and more economically prosperous.-Jesse Arreguin, Berkeley mayor, responding to President Trump’s State of the Union address.

Was OPD scurred?

In fact, one of their cars was seen making a quick U-turn.-Alameda County Undersheriff Rich Lucia subtlety mocking Oakland Police during a Board of Supervisors meeting for not helping sherrif’s deputies during the eviction of the Moms 4 Housing women… Read More ›

Audio glitch

And just to be clear, I didn’t tell you who to hire. And I don’t think Malia did, either.-Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie speaking to former City Manager Jill Keimach in an audio recording released Wednesday that she secretly made in… Read More ›