Some of the departments with the most TPT workers include the Oakland Public Library and the Parks and Recreation Department.

Photo courtesy of Curtis Cronn via Flickr Creative Commons.

Some of the departments with the most TPT workers include the Oakland Public Library and the Parks and Recreation Department. Photo courtesy of Curtis Cronn via Flickr Creative Commons.

Lack of benefits and work continuity weighs heavily on temporary part-time city workers

For the last three years, Connor Crabb has been working as a recreation leader at Studio One, a city-run center in Oakland that offers afterschool and summer art classes to children. The 24-year-old Oakland native starts his day at the center around 1:30 pm, going from school to school, gathering students from different sites, then...

You Tell Us: Oakland needs a Department of Transportation

Mayor Libby Schaaf’s 384-page proposed budget includes a subtle but potentially significant change to the structure of Oakland’s city government: the creation of a Department of Transportation (DOT). It turns out Oakland has never, in its 162-year history, had a department dedicated to transportation. This omission is long overdue for correction, which needs to occur...

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