Keimach wanted city to pay any potential legal defense costs

Now former Alameda city manager Jill Keimach settled for a $900,000 payout this week, but she was asking for me, including having taxpayers pay for any potential criminal defense

Oakland settles notorious police misconduct lawsuit for $1 million

OAKLAND CITY COUNCILThose involved in Oakland's notorious police misconduct scandal that included the alleged sexual abuse of a then-underage girl have either been fired, suspended, or charged with serious crimes. Now, it's the city's turn to pay for one of Oakland's darkest moments.During a lengthy meeting that concluded just before 2 a.m, Wednesday morning, the Oakland … Continue reading Oakland settles notorious police misconduct lawsuit for $1 million

Oakland pays driver $15,000 in Jean Quan car accident

Former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | In closed session Tuesday, the Oakland City Council voted to pay $15,000 to the driver involved in an automobile collision with former Mayor Jean Quan for injuries and lost wages.The accident occurred at an intersection in West Oakland in June 2014 and instantly become a major story … Continue reading Oakland pays driver $15,000 in Jean Quan car accident

Eden director says talks over payment to San Leandro Hospital are ‘not friendly’

San Leandro Hospital and its emergencyroom remain open.EDEN TOWNSHIP | As part of the settlement that ultimately saved San Leandro Hospital from closure in 2013, the Sacramento-based Sutter Health allowed the Eden Township Healthcare District, which lost the case, to divert payment from its defeat to the operating budget of the San Leandro facility.Payments by … Continue reading Eden director says talks over payment to San Leandro Hospital are ‘not friendly’

Oakalnd to pay protesters $1.3 million for wrongful arrests at YMCA

Oakland Police Department has shown a great deal of restraint lately when it comes to interactions with various protests on its streets. However, the city is still paying the misdeeds of its near past.From Courthouse News:The 360 Occupy Oakland protesters who claim they were falsely arrested and subjected to unconstitutional jail conditions after a January … Continue reading Oakalnd to pay protesters $1.3 million for wrongful arrests at YMCA

The Skinny: Oakland City Council Preview, Feb. 18, 2014

Oakland City Council Preview1 Frank Ogawa PlazaTuesday, Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m.[FULL AGENDA HERE]Twitter hashtag: #oakmtg >>> REASON TO FILL OUT A SPEAKER’S CARDTHE DAC IS BACK City staff needed more time to determine whether Schneider Electric is eligible under Oakland's Nuclear Weapons Free Zone ordinance to build the second phase of the Domain Awareness Center (DAC). … Continue reading The Skinny: Oakland City Council Preview, Feb. 18, 2014

San Leandro May Air Specifics Of City’s Recent Police Discrimination Settlement

San Leandro Police Chief Sandra SpagnoliSAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | The annual public review of the San Leandro Police Department next week may be less about the successes and future plans for the city’s law enforcement and more about a controversial arrest last year of two gay men arrested in a public bathroom for lewd … Continue reading San Leandro May Air Specifics Of City’s Recent Police Discrimination Settlement

Oakland, Alameda County To Pay $1 Million To Oscar Grant Protesters Arrested Nov. 2010

Just two weeks away from the opening of Fruitvale Station, the highly-acclaimed feature film about the last days of Hayward-resident Oscar Grant and the city of Oakland and Alameda County can't help but unwittingly promoting the film.On Monday morning, the East Bay Express reported protesters arrested during one of the Grant protest Nov. 5, 2010 … Continue reading Oakland, Alameda County To Pay $1 Million To Oscar Grant Protesters Arrested Nov. 2010