Tag Archives: City Administrator

Towanda Sherry, a member of Causa Justa: Just Cause, speaks at Wednesday's community forum on safe and affordable housing. Behind her stand dozens of community members, artists and homeless residents who spoke after her. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Administration Adding Insult to Injury with “Aggressive” Response to Warehouse Fire, Say Community Members

The town hall meeting on safe and affordable housing that was held on Wednesday brought together roughly 300 community members, artists and homeless residents who had a chance to tell city leaders what solutions they [...]
L to R: Rev. Cheryl Ward of Cheryl Ward Ministries, B.G. Anaraki of the warehouse artist community, and Dorothy King of Everett & Jones BBQ. The three are part of the taskforce to address Oakland's eviction crisis. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Everett & Jones BBQ Threatened to Be Shut Down by City Administrator After Unpermitted Fundraiser “You really feel the racism here,” said Dorothy King, owner of E&J BBQ

The Oakland City Administrator’s office sent an official warning letter to Everett & Jones BBQ on Dec. 28 for hosting a fire safety fundraising event without a permit, threatening to close the cornerstone Black-owned restaurant [...]
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Oakland Rejects Police Discipline in 74 Percent of Review Board Cases

A new report from the city’s Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB) reveals that the Oakland City Administrator dismissed or modified the review board’s recommended discipline against police officers in 74 percent of the allegations that [...]

City Council Calls Public Hearing to Protect Black and Latino Lives in Oakland

The Oakland City Council is calling a meeting in January to discuss the meaning of the Black Lives Matter movement for Oakland and what reforms the city must make to protect the human rights of [...]
Assistant Administrator Fred Blackwell

OP-ED: Fred Blackwell, “(Finally), A City Administrator Committed to Oakland”

Deanna Santana, our former city manager, did the right thing and promptly resigned after calls to end her new job tour on the city’s dime. The mayor moved quickly, appointed Oakland native Fred Blackwell as [...]
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Oakland Wants to Spend $200,000 in Youth Jobs Funds to Hire One City Administrator

A proposal to redirect $200,000 in federal youth job funding to hire a single city administrator, who would serve as the city’s youth employment coordinator, was met with resounding opposition this week from community members [...]
Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Deanna Santana at a press conference for OPD

Quan, Santana Accused of Thwarting Reform of Intake of Complaints Against OPD Officers.

Many supporters of increased police accountability to the community consider that it is a small step forward to take intake of complaints against police away from the police department and put it in the hands [...]