Tag Archives: Alameda County Board of Supervisors

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A Push for Alameda County to Fund Re-entry Programs

Alameda County and other California counties have begun receiving millions of dollars a year to partially offset the state decision to save money by shifting many inmates from state prisons to local jails.
Local supporters of the Jobs Not Jails campaign shut down the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting in Oakland on Tuesday, March 3. Those who participated were (left to right): Bill Chorneau from the First Unitarian Church; Judy Belcher, member of the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club; Rev. Jacqueline Duhart from First Unitarian Church; Zachary Norris, executive director of the Ella Baker Center and Black Lives Matter member; and Gopal Dayaneni, member of Asians for Black Lives and Movement Generation. Photos courtesy of the Ella Baker Center.

Protesters Disrupt Board of Supervisors Meeting, Demanding Services for Formerly Incarcerated

After months of rallying the community in the Jobs Not Jails campaign, organizers with the Ella Baker Center in Oakland and nearly 100 community members peacefully disrupted the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, March [...]
Supervisor Keith Carson, President of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, presents a commendation honoring Public Defender Brendon Woods for receiving the Santa Clara County Black Lawyers Association’s Gideon Award.

Public Defender Brendon Woods Receives Gideon Award

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors this honored Public Defender Brendon Woods this week as the recipient of the Santa Clara County Black Lawyers Association’s Gideon Award.President of the board, Keith Carson Supervisors, presented a [...]
Photo courtesy of SF Gate.

Community Advisory Board Proposed for $34 Million in Prison Realignment Funds

By Charles Eddy and Charles Turner The Alameda County Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform is working with Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) and county partners to sponsor a series of meetings seeking residents input on the [...]
Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of Oakland Private Industry Council

Oakland PIC Awarded Contract by Alameda County Board of Supervisors

The Oakland Private Industry Council (Oakland PIC) was awarded a $2.5 million-per-year contract this week by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to manage the county’s workforce development program. Competing against five other bidders for [...]