Tag Archives: Deanna Santana

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 [...]
Councilmember Noel Gallo, District 5

Gallo Pushes to Ban Online Gambling at Local “Internet Cafes”

Councilmember Noel Gallo, District 5, presented a report Tuesday afternoon at the Public Safety Committee Meeting to ban Internet cafés that may be conducting illegal online gambling operation.“We need to shut it down, close it [...]
washington

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 [...]
Oakland Police Department

Community Members Win Police Accountability Victory

After struggling for two years to overcome city staff resistance to carrying out a council-approved reform of intake of complaints against police, PUEBLO and other community organizations finally may be seeing light at the end [...]