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 $25 million in cuts to the Oakland Police Department.
In my 22 years on the Council, I’ve never seen a worse budget.-Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid's take on negotiations between the mayor and city council for a two-year budget.