Tag Archives: Fred Blackwell

The West Oakland Job Resource Center is designed to assist job seekers in gaining employment with jobs on the Army Base.

Tagami Develops Amnesia on Promises to Hire West Oakland Workers

City agent and Army Base developer Phil Tagami of CCIG lashed out recently in an email newsletter against West Oakland community and environmental activist Margaret Gordon as one of a “handful of critics” who have [...]
Mayor Quan swore in Sean Whent on Wednesday confirming him as Chief of Police of the Oakland Police Department. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

City Hires Sean Whent to Lead Police Department

Mayor Jean Quan announced Tuesday that interim chief Sean Whent will become the new chief of the Oakland Police Department Whent has served as the interim chief since Howard Jordan resigned last May for medical [...]
Hundreds line up to attend Oakland PIC's job fair. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Community Calls for City to Improve Management of Federal Job Programs

More than 150 people attended a public hearing to air long simmering frustrations and disputes over systemic failures of the city’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to adequately spend federal money to meet the needs 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 [...]
Photo courtesy of Port of Oakland

Concerns Over Army Base Jobs as Development Breaks Ground

As the city prepares to kick off its long awaited land-sea transport hub development at the old Army Base, West Oakland community activists are raising concerns about the project, seeking to ensure that the city [...]