Tag Archives: Pat Kernighan

Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

Brooks Announces Free Bulk Trash Dump Sites

District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks has announced a free amnesty bulk-dumping project to take place across East Oakland Saturday, April 12 – Wednesday, April 16. According to Brooks, the project is designed to help residents [...]
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 [...]
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.