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Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

OP-ED: Oakland Needs a Crime Reduction Plan says Desley Brooks

By Desley Brooks Oakland needs a comprehensive crime reduction plan that includes a crime gun reduction strategy. The sound of gunshots and their devastating aftermath is becoming far too common in our great city.
Mayor Jean Quan. Photo taken by Spencer Whitney.

Homicides Tarnish Oakland’s Sunnyside Image

24 hours, 12 shootings, 10 injured, 3 dead. Oakland has become a war zone, a modern day battlefield where children are toting guns instead of books. Crimes primarily done in the dark are now happening [...]
Lynette Gibson-McElhaney, District 3

Part 1: McElhaney Speaks on Army Base Jobs, Censure Vote Dispute

Lynette Gibson McElhaney is the newest minority member on Oakland’s city council. Representing District 3, a large portion of her district is West Oakland, an area filled with native Oaklanders looking for change and leadership. [...]
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Council Calls for WIB Budget Transparency

The City Council has approved a $4.9 Oakland Workforce Investment Board budget that will provide federal funds for job services to the unemployed for the next two years. But at the same time, the council [...]
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Kernighan’s Drive to Censure Brooks Defeated

Angry community members packed into the City Council chambers to defend East Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks, while Council President Pat Kernighan could even not find the support on the council for a second to the [...]
Ignacio De La Fuente, Former District 5 Oakland City Council Member

Council Members Favoring Censure Are a “Bunch of Hypocrites,” Says de la Fuente

Former Councilmember Ignacio de la Fuente is saying council members who support censuring Desley Brooks are “a bunch of hypocrites.” In an interview with the Post this week, de la Fuente weighed in on the [...]
West Oakland Community Activist Ron Muhammad

Accusations Against Brooks Are a “Witch Hunt,” Say Community Members

Community members are responding angrily as news has began to spread that City Council President Pat Kernighan has called a special City Council meeting to reprimand District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks for violating the City [...]
Councilmember Larry Reid, District 7

Councilmembers, City Auditor Speak on Censure Motion

City Councilmembers are reacting to the turmoil generated in the community after Council President Pat Kernighan placed a motion to censure Councilmember Desley Brooks on the agenda of a special council meeting for next Thursday.