Tag Archives: Public Safety Committee

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 [...]
Speaking at Tuesday's Public Safety Committee meeting,  four teenagers performed a poem with the refrain, ““I’m here today to say that curfews do not reduce crime. They criminalize us in our day to day."  Shown are the four (L to R): Pablo Paredes, Michele Ramos, Diana Bonilla  and Daniel Ramos. Photo Ken A. Epstein

Proposed Youth Curfew Fails for Lack of Support

A proposal for a youth curfew in Oakland died this week at the city’s Public Safety Committee meeting in the face of opposition by City Council members and outraged hostility by young people and their [...]