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Outside firm’s report on Building Services will not be completed until September

The findings of an outside investigators look into Oakland's troubled Building Services division won't be available until the Fall. According to a report from Building Services to City Council, the final...
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Oakland ethics commission close to restarting (Analysis)

More than three months after its executive director stepped down, the Oakland Public Ethics Commission may be close to restarting its work. Oakland officials said they expect a new director will be in place...
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A close look at Mayor Quan’s budget options – What the polls say (City Hall Scene)

Budget blues If you haven't had an opportunity, take a close look at Mayor Jean Quan's budget options. You'll want to focus on Attachment A where most of the budget reduction options are proposed. Many...
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Ethics Commission opens investigation into campaign donations

The Public Ethics Commission voted unanimously Monday night to open an investigation into the campaign contributions connected to a contract bid to provide security services at City Hall. The PEC's decision...
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Oakland Mayor Quan still set to deliver an early budget proposal

The end of March is still the target date for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to deliver her budget proposal to the City Council and the community. Quan said that although she remains on schedule, she wants people...
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City Administrator puts in heavy work for Oakland

Dan Lindheim gave a candid interview where he delved into how Oakland ended up in such a financial mess. I was surprised when Lindheim told me that he originally did not want to be Oakland’s city...
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How will Oakland mayoral candidates help businesses? Oakland Local checks the facts

(Editor's note: Oakland Local and Make Oakland Better Now - MOBN - have teamed up to take a close look at the accuracy of candidates’ response to an online questionnaire from MOBN. We want to know if...
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How will Oakland mayoral candidates carry out their agenda? Oakland Local checks the facts

(Editor's note: Oakland Local and Make Oakland Better Now - MOBN - have teamed up to take a close look at the accuracy of candidates’ response to an online questionnaire from MOBN. We want to know if...
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How do the mayoral candidates plan to meet Oakland’s public works needs? Oakland Local checks the facts

(Editor's note: Oakland Local and Make Oakland Better Now - MOBN - have teamed up to take a close look at the accuracy of candidates’ response to an online questionnaire from MOBN. We want to know if...
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How will our next mayor set budget priorities? Oakland Local checks the facts

 (Editor's note: Oakland Local and Make Oakland Better Now - MOBN - have teamed up to take a close look at the accuracy of candidates’ response to an online questionnaire from MOBN. We want to know if...