Quotes

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 ›

Halliday nostalgia

For someone who started out my career making 50 cents an hour babysitting, $15 would have sounded incredible to me.—Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday reminiscing during a discussion Oct. 15 for increasing the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by… Read More ›

Oakland’s Measure AA

Allowing Measure AA to be enacted with less than two-thirds of the votes would constitute a ‘fraud on the voters.’-Alameda County Superior Court Judge Ronni MacLaren, writing in a decision Tuesday against Oakland’s 2018 parcel tax measure which garnered just… Read More ›

Swalwell drops out

Today ends our presidential campaign.-Rep. Eric Swalwell announcing he’s dropping out of the Democratic presidential campaign race during a press conference Monday afternoon in Dublin.

Hubris or hypocrisy?

Unless somebody complains then, you know, I’ll submit an application for a modification.-San Leandro Councilmember Victor Aguilar, Jr., in an interview on June 6, admitting he had built an illegal fence on his property all the while politicizing his council… Read More ›

Schaaf on risk in government

Government does not do risk well. Honestly we are f–cking wimps when it comes to risk.—Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, known privately to drop a heavy payload of f-bombs, speaking April 25 at the Nation Swell Summit in San Francisco.

Bonta on Oakland OUSD state loan

I like to introduce bills that pass.—Assemblymember Rob Bonta during an Oakland City Council meeting April 16 when asked to propose legislation to waive the remainder of the Oakland Unified School District’s original $100 million loan. STORY HERE

Mueller Report

This is the end of my presidency. I’m f**ked.—President Trump’s response, according to the Mueller Report, when he learned special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate possible Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Mueller Time

Release the report. Release the report. Release the report. Release the report. Release the report.—Rep. Eric Swalwell on Twitter Friday afternoon following news that special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up the report on Russian collusion. Swalwell’s tweet included the… Read More ›

Tragedy in Oakland

I miss my baby. Please keep me, my family, and all of my son’s friends in your thoughts and prayers.—Oakland Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, following the shooting death Sunday of her 21-year-old son, Victor McElhaney.