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.