Close to 100 Oaklanders attended our forum on Sunday, April 28, and heard presentations on Oakland’s public safety budget challenges from City Administrator Deanna Santana, Assistant Andrew Murray, then (now retired) Police Chief Howard Jordan, then Captain, now Assistant Chief of Police Paul Figueroa, and Deputy Director, Bureau of Services Gil Garcia. We are presently editing, and expect to post video clips from the presentations next week. In the meantime, here are the city’s slides. You can also download them here.
We will have much more to say about recent events and their impact on public safety very soon, so watch this space.
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Thank you Bruce for hosting this, BTW.
It was also nice seeing you, and Libby (even thought we did not get a chance to speak). It was also nice to speak briefly with Lynette.
Even though I give you lots of crap in social media, part of that is me just ribbing another lawyer. And I do agree with you that we need to strengthen our public safety here in the town that we both love.
I think that people who care about Oakland will come to a consensus at some point. And I value your work, even if people I know, do not agree with all of it.
One final missive. Please be aware that certain policy choices may result in substantial litigation costs to the City of Oakland, specifically anything having to do with the increased regulation of legal firearms and/or anything having to do with existing pre-emption statutes.
As always, I speak only for me.
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